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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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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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7-Eleven store fined nearly $200,000 for underpaying workers
5 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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Pressure mounts on federal Labor to pledge to criminalise wage theft
6 months ago

Pressure mounts on federal Labor to pledge to criminalise wage theft

By  •  Legal

Federal Labor is facing mounting pressure to commit to tougher laws against wage theft and to regulate the on-demand economy to ensure workers get fair pay and conditions.

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Business can only blame itself for Andrews’ looming wage theft laws
6 months 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:  Misconduct outside of work?
9 months ago

HR Highlight: Misconduct outside of work?

By  •  HR Highlight

Managing the behaviour and performance of staff while at work is a demanding but well-understood requirement, however, the question is often asked…what can and should the business do about misconduct …
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HR Highlight: Get Ready for the Easter Public Holidays now
9 months ago

HR Highlight: Get Ready for the Easter Public Holidays now

By  •  HR Highlight

The hot crossed buns are in the bakeries and the chocolate eggs are on the shelves, which means Easter is just around the corner.  Now is the time for businesses …
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More allegedly false Caltex franchisee wage records spark further legal action
10 months ago

More allegedly false Caltex franchisee wage records spark further legal action

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced another legal action alleging its attempt to audit a Caltex outlet in Sydney was obstructed by the franchisee providing falsified wage records.

Facing the …
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HR Highlight:  More than base wage, getting the extras right
10 months ago

HR Highlight: More than base wage, getting the extras right

By  •  HR Highlight

Ensuring that employment conditions are met goes further than making sure base wages are paid at the correct rate.  Correctly applying, communicating and paying loadings, penalties and allowances is also …
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