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Employment

Worker injured and fines issued after independent audit warned of hazardous substance risk
5 days ago

Worker injured and fines issued after independent audit warned of hazardous substance risk

By  •  Safety

In a recent case before a WA court, a business has plead guilty to a series of safety breaches that resulted in serious injury to an employee due to a …
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Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders
1 week ago

Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken legal action against the former operators of a petrol station on the NSW Central Coastwho allegedly underpaid two migrant workers over $50,000.

Kamaldeep Singh and …
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Staff Safety in the face of boycotts
2 weeks ago

Staff Safety in the face of boycotts

By  •  Safety

With the recent social media calls for boycotts of service stations there is growing concern within the industry for the safety of staff. In light of the calls for violence, …
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HR Highlight:  Managing the risk of employee theft
3 weeks ago

HR Highlight: Managing the risk of employee theft

By  •  HR Highlight

Crime statistics show that theft occurs most often where the offender has both the opportunity and access and the ability to justify their actions.  In a retail environment employees have …
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Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty
4 weeks 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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Spate of suspected fatigue-related incidents as new Chain of Responsibility legislation beckons
4 weeks ago

Spate of suspected fatigue-related incidents as new Chain of Responsibility legislation beckons

A spate of vehicle incidents that may have been caused by fatigue are a stark reminder for businesses in the fuel and dangerous goods sector to get their house in …
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HR Highlight:  Can a business say no to a leave request?
1 month ago

HR Highlight: Can a business say no to a leave request?

By  •  HR Highlight

Managing staff absences, particularly during the busy peaks of Christmas and Easter, is a challenge for all businesses.  In addition to managing the increasing complexity that penalty rates bring, businesses …
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HR Highlight: Part Time staff management
2 months ago

HR Highlight: Part Time staff management

The employment structure applied on-site can impact on the roles and responsibilities of management in the business as a whole. This weeks HR Highlight reviews important things to remember with …
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Wage theft inquiry uncovers widespread rip-offs
2 months ago

Wage theft inquiry uncovers widespread rip-offs

THE parliamentary wage theft inquiry is starting to shine a light on some pretty dark corners of Queensland’s economy.

It’s a provocative name for an inquiry because most of what …
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Worker awarded damages after underground petrol tank fire
2 months 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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