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Employment

Safety Blitz for Victoria highlights the need for Hazard and Compliance Walks to be done NOW
3 days ago

Safety Blitz for Victoria highlights the need for Hazard and Compliance Walks to be done NOW

By  •  Compliance

In response to a series of incidents in the greater Melbourne area safety regulators are visiting businesses storing and retailing hazardous chemicals in a proactive risk assessment and response capacity.


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Engagement Documents, why they are worth the effort
1 week ago

Engagement Documents, why they are worth the effort

By  •  HR Highlight

It is imperative that when commencing a new employment relationship that the business clearly articulate not only its understanding of the employment relationship but also the expectations of the business …
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Action required by all NSW Site Operators
1 month ago

Action required by all NSW Site Operators

By  •  Compliance

The NSW Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the expiry of all Class 2, 3 and 4 exemptions to the secondary leak detection requirements under the 2008 UPSS regulations, and has …
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National audit checks fuel-pump accuracy
2 months ago

National audit checks fuel-pump accuracy

Petrol stations have been put on notice by the Morrison government after the launch of a national audit into the accuracy of fuel pumps in the lead-up to the Easter …
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Australia short changes migrant workers
2 months ago

Australia short changes migrant workers

Australia’s Fairwork Commission has so far this year examined more than a dozen cases of wage theft. Those cases involve hundred of workers and millions of dollars in underpayments.

And it’s just …
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Bill Shorten promises a $73 weekly wage rise for 1.2million low-paid Australians if Labor wins the election
2 months ago

Bill Shorten promises a $73 weekly wage rise for 1.2million low-paid Australians if Labor wins the election

A Labor government would radically overhaul workplace laws to give Australia’s lowest-paid workers a 10 per cent wage increase.

Under Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s ‘living wage’ policy, Australia’s 1.2 million …
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NSW service station chain faces court
2 months ago

NSW service station chain faces court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a major service station chain for allegedly underpaying 22 employees $62,393 at sites across regional NSW.  

Facing the Federal Circuit …
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New Labour Hire Laws in effect for Victorian operations
2 months ago

New Labour Hire Laws in effect for Victorian operations

By  •  Compliance

All labour hire providers, who provide recruitment, placement (and in some cases contractor management) to host businesses operating in Victoria, are required to be licenced by 29th September 2019.  Extensive …
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Migrant Workers Taskforce releases final report
2 months ago

Migrant Workers Taskforce releases final report

By  •  Employment

In October 2016, the Australian Government established the Migrant Workers Task Force and protected Professor Allan Fels AO, a former Commissioner of the ACCC, as the Chair of the Task …
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Coalition promises to criminalise serious worker exploitation
2 months ago

Coalition promises to criminalise serious worker exploitation

The Morrison government has agreed to introduce unprecedented criminal sanctions for employers who seriously exploit workers and a national registry scheme to crack down on unscrupulous labour hire firms.

Minister …
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