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Worker awarded damages after underground petrol tank fire
2 weeks ago

Worker awarded damages after underground petrol tank fire

A man has been awarded several hundred thousand dollars in damages after being seriously burnt while working on an underground petrol tank in Canberra’s north.

Phillip Raymond D’Arcy suffered burns …
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HR Highlight:  Case Review – Business cannot rely on instructions to qualified staff, must check the work is done
1 month ago

HR Highlight: Case Review – Business cannot rely on instructions to qualified staff, must check the work is done

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In a recent case a business has been the second business charged over the same safety breach involving a forklift which resulted in a leg crush injury to a subcontractor.  …
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HR Highlight: Consultation on Workplace Change
1 month ago

HR Highlight: Consultation on Workplace Change

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All businesses face times where they must take stock and assess the business structure, direction and operations.  It is important in these situations to ensure that the business understands and …
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HR Highlight: New Wage Rates effective from July 1, 2018
2 months ago

HR Highlight: New Wage Rates effective from July 1, 2018

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The new wage rates finalised by the Fair Work Commission recently come into effect on the first full pay period after July 1, 2018.  ACAPMA has distributed the ACAPMA Employment Quick Reference …
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Caltex franchisee fined nearly $100,000 over false pay records
2 months ago

Caltex franchisee fined nearly $100,000 over false pay records

The Fair Work Ombudsman has won its first prosecution against a former Caltex franchisee who has been ordered to pay close to $100,000 in penalties for falsifying the pay records of …
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HR Highlight:  ACAPMA Wage Guides for 2018/2019 Released
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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 months 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 months 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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