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Wage theft: Coalition says tough new penalties won’t apply for ‘genuine mistakes’
3 days ago

Wage theft: Coalition says tough new penalties won’t apply for ‘genuine mistakes’

Tough new penalties for wage theft will be reserved for the most serious breaches to prevent employers being criminalised for “genuine mistakes”, Christian Porter has said.

On Thursday, the attorney …
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HR Highlight: Changes at the workplace, review, restructure and redundancy
1 week ago

HR Highlight: Changes at the workplace, review, restructure and redundancy

By  •  HR Highlight

It is the nature of business that, based on the needs of customers and the need for flexibility, that the needs of the business will change over time. All …
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HR Highlight:  Unfair Dismissal, Conciliation Conference
1 month ago

HR Highlight: Unfair Dismissal, Conciliation Conference

By  •  HR Highlight

Carrying on the recent HR Highlight series on Unfair Dismissal, this weeks HR Highlight will explore the Conciliation Conference, the point in the unfair dismissal claim process that comes …
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Westside Petroleum admits to underpaying staff tens of thousands of dollars as court hearing nears
1 month ago

Westside Petroleum admits to underpaying staff tens of thousands of dollars as court hearing nears

A PETROL company operating three service stations in the Riverina has admitted to underpaying employees thousands of dollars as the firm prepares to learn its fate in court.

In a …
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HR Highlight:  Unfair Dismissal, Responding to a Claim
1 month ago

HR Highlight: Unfair Dismissal, Responding to a Claim

By  •  HR Highlight

Last weeks HR Highlight explored the concepts of procedural fairness in managing staff issues at work, including where those issues result in termination of employment, see; https://acapmag.com.au/2019/08/hr-highlight-dismissal-what-makes-it-unfair/  .  This week …
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HR Highlight: Dismissal – what makes it unfair?
2 months ago

HR Highlight: Dismissal – what makes it unfair?

By  •  HR Highlight

The end of an employment relationship, particularly via a dismissal, is a nerve wracking time for a business.  The decision to terminate the employment of a staff member is never …
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Big business to be examined by ATO to ensure they are correctly paying workers
2 months ago

Big business to be examined by ATO to ensure they are correctly paying workers

A number of big businesses could find themselves in strife for underpaying employees, under a new Australian Tax Office crackdown.

The ATO is scrutinising PAYG and superannuation payments, as business …
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Exploitation of employees to result in criminal charges under coming changes
2 months ago

Exploitation of employees to result in criminal charges under coming changes

The Morrison Government has confirmed that it is drafting changes to the law that will see the “criminalisation of worker exploitation”, as confirmed by the Prime Minister in question time …
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Wage theft or honest mistake? Small business hits back
2 months ago

Wage theft or honest mistake? Small business hits back

Small business owners fear the Morrison government’s plan to criminalise wage theft may unfairly target those who make “honest mistakes” and are demanding changes to the award system to make …
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ACAPMA Audit Case Study: Why annual checks are important!
2 months ago

ACAPMA Audit Case Study: Why annual checks are important!

By  •  Employment

ACAPMAs Assisted Compliance Audit program is a comprehensive desktop audit that does more than identify problems, it works with the businesses to deliver solutions to close the gaps and deliver …
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