The United Kingdom has had an eventful winter on the labour front, with a wave of strikes hitting the country and bad news on wages. This week’s post will be exploring the wave of strikes, whilst next week I will … Read the rest
This article is part of CAP Labour’s original research series that briefly explores issues in Australian and international labour law. In this article, ANU law student Maxine Viertmann looks at the use of restraint of trade clauses in employement contracts, … Read the rest
On Monday, Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced that a new team of 26 specialist investigators, lawyers, forensic accountants, based in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney, will be honing in on corporate corruption. The particular focus will be foreign bribery. This comes … Read the rest
Author: Maxine Viertmann
Whistleblowing is an important mechanism that keeps corporations accountable to rules of corporate governance and has in many cases shined a light on major corporate wrongdoing. Yet, many instances of corporate whistleblowing have been met with vicious … Read the rest
In a further development in the 7-Eleven saga, another franchise has been penalised by the Federal Court for underpaying its workers. The case is the fifth 7-Eleven investigation to be decided in court, with three pending.
In what seems a … Read the rest
Over 250 workers have been back-paid their Christmas Day entitlements after an operator in Melbourne ‘inadvertently’ underpaying them over $21,000.
According to the Fair Work Ombudsman, the restaurant operator ‘mistakenly believed it could declare Christmas Day a “shut-down”, rather than … Read the rest
The Federal Circuit Court, in proceeding commenced by the Fair Work Ombudsman, has handed down a record penalty of more than $400,000 against the operators of a 7-Eleven store which, according to the Ombudsman, ‘systematically exploited its workers’. Court proceeding … Read the rest
Following the investigations and three-part series released by Fairfax Media and Huffington Post earlier in the year (see previous blog posts), investigations into Monaco-based company Unaoil have continued.
Unaoil has continually denied corruption and bribery allegations, even arguing it has … Read the rest
Most people that have studied Australian labour law will remember the case of bicycle couriers trying to establish they were employees in Hollis v Vabu (2001) 207 CLR 21. The case is prolific for articulating the fundamental indicia to … Read the rest