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HR Highlight:  ACAPMA Wage Guides for 2018/2019 Released
3 days ago

HR Highlight: ACAPMA Wage Guides for 2018/2019 Released

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently handed down a 3.5% increase in the minimum wage as part of the National Wage Case.  This morning the FWC …
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Compliance to New Petrol Price Board laws in Tasmania
1 week ago

Compliance to New Petrol Price Board laws in Tasmania

The Hodgman Liberal Government is working hard to address cost of living concerns in Tasmania.

Petrol is a major household cost and our Code of Practice for Fuel Price Boards …
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HR Highlight:  Getting compliance right from day one – engagement documents review
1 week ago

HR Highlight: Getting compliance right from day one – engagement documents review

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Ensuring that the conditions of employment and the expectations of the business are clearly and appropriately expressed is an important area of employment compliance, yet it is an area that …
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HR Highlight:  Unpaid work experience, work trials and mentorship arrangements
2 weeks ago

HR Highlight: Unpaid work experience, work trials and mentorship arrangements

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Providing young and inexperienced people with the opportunity to learn new skills and see if a particular work environment is suited to them is a tradition within the Australian workplace …
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7-Eleven store fined nearly $200,000 for underpaying workers
2 weeks ago

7-Eleven store fined nearly $200,000 for underpaying workers

A 7-Eleven outlet in Brisbane has been penalised $192,780 for short-changing overseas workers and creating false records to cover it up.

Inspectors found that the employees – both students from India aged …
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HR Highlight:  National Wage Case increases minimum wage 3.5%
3 weeks ago

HR Highlight: National Wage Case increases minimum wage 3.5%

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) undertakes the National Wage Case each year to determine if, and to what level the minimum wage should be increased.  Today the FWC handed down …
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Business can only blame itself for Andrews’ looming wage theft laws
4 weeks ago

Business can only blame itself for Andrews’ looming wage theft laws

It was unthinkable, even just a few years ago, that a government in Australia would introduce laws to make the deliberate underpayment of wages a crime.

Now recalcitrant …
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HR Highlight:  Inspectors and Regulators, tips and traps
4 weeks ago

HR Highlight: Inspectors and Regulators, tips and traps

By  •  Human Resources

It is a reality of business that actions, records and activity is monitored and regulated by federal, State and local governments and regulatory authorities. This monitoring role means that sooner …
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Boss pocketed migrant employee’s $12k parental leave pay
1 month ago

Boss pocketed migrant employee’s $12k parental leave pay

A NSW man who attempted to pocket his employee’s government-funded parental leave pay has been ordered to pay $118,440 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).

Kulpreet Singh was the …
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Two trucks collide at Gore Highway roadworks site
1 month ago

Two trucks collide at Gore Highway roadworks site

Two truck drivers escaped uninjured after the B-doubles collided at roadworks southwest of Toowoomba last night.

Initial reports suggest one of the heavy vehicles rear-ended the other which had been …
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