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Employment

New casual conversion clause for administrative staff
2 weeks ago

New casual conversion clause for administrative staff

By  •  Employment

Casuals engaged under the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 will need to be provided with a copy of the provisions in the new casual conversion clause by 31 December …
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Award Change Notice:  New minimum shift length for casuals under the VMRSR Award
2 weeks ago

Award Change Notice: New minimum shift length for casuals under the VMRSR Award

By  •  Employment

Casuals console operators, roadhouse attendants and driveway attendants must now be engaged for a minimum of 2 hours per rostered shift under changes to the VMRSR Award that came into …
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Engaging casuals in the downstream petroleum industry
2 weeks ago

Engaging casuals in the downstream petroleum industry

By  •  Employment

Recent cases have continued to highlight the importance of understanding the requirements around compliant engagement and management of staff, particularly casual staff.  Last week ACAPMA held an energetic Townhall meeting …
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Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars
2 weeks ago

Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars

A landmark study has found a silent underclass of vulnerable Australian workers is owed an estimated billion dollars with almost a third paid $12 per hour or less – almost …
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Worker injured and fines issued after independent audit warned of hazardous substance risk
1 month ago

Worker injured and fines issued after independent audit warned of hazardous substance risk

By  •  Safety

In a recent case before a WA court, a business has plead guilty to a series of safety breaches that resulted in serious injury to an employee due to a …
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Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders
1 month ago

Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken legal action against the former operators of a petrol station on the NSW Central Coastwho allegedly underpaid two migrant workers over $50,000.

Kamaldeep Singh and …
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Staff Safety in the face of boycotts
1 month ago

Staff Safety in the face of boycotts

By  •  Safety

With the recent social media calls for boycotts of service stations there is growing concern within the industry for the safety of staff. In light of the calls for violence, …
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HR Highlight:  Managing the risk of employee theft
2 months ago

HR Highlight: Managing the risk of employee theft

By  •  HR Highlight

Crime statistics show that theft occurs most often where the offender has both the opportunity and access and the ability to justify their actions.  In a retail environment employees have …
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Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty
2 months ago

Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty

By  •  Employment

Late last month, the Federal Court ordered a small South Australian Construction business to pay a former casual worker 15 years’ worth of annual leave on the basis that the …
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Spate of suspected fatigue-related incidents as new Chain of Responsibility legislation beckons
2 months ago

Spate of suspected fatigue-related incidents as new Chain of Responsibility legislation beckons

A spate of vehicle incidents that may have been caused by fatigue are a stark reminder for businesses in the fuel and dangerous goods sector to get their house in …
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