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Compliance

Regulator steering is risky
4 weeks ago

Regulator steering is risky

Earlier this week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a special report that examined the different pricing behaviours of businesses operating in the Australian retail fuels market during …
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Change the rules? It’s about time
1 month ago

Change the rules? It’s about time

So, Wesfarmers has underpaid its employees by some $15 million. It is now very obvious the workplace relations system is too complicated.

At a recent CEDA event Attorney-General Christian Porter, …
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Westside Petroleum penalised for underpayments
1 month ago

Westside Petroleum penalised for underpayments

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $57,000 in penalties in Court against major service station chain Westside Petroleum and three of its management staff for underpaying 22 employees a total …
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FWO launches legal action against United Petroleum
2 months ago

FWO launches legal action against United Petroleum

By  •  Compliance

In a major warning to all businesses operating in the fuel retail industry, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) launched legal action against United Petroleum this week claiming that the company …
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Wage theft a symptom of a complex system
2 months ago

Wage theft a symptom of a complex system

The notion of ‘wage theft’ has attracted plenty of attention over the last couple of years, with a long list of well-known businesses having been engulfed in allegations of wage …
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Why the government’s wage theft crackdown might be a PR exercise
2 months ago

Why the government’s wage theft crackdown might be a PR exercise

The government’s threat of jail terms and multimillion-dollar fines for bosses engaging in wage theft may be a PR exercise designed to camouflage the blow of big hits to come …
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New Wage Rates apply from July 1 2019
5 months ago

New Wage Rates apply from July 1 2019

The new wage rates finalised by the Fair Work Commission recently come into effect on the first full pay period after July 1, 2019.  ACAPMA has distributed the ACAPMA Employment Quick Reference …
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Failure to correct $21,748 worth of underpayments results in more than $3 million fines
5 months ago

Failure to correct $21,748 worth of underpayments results in more than $3 million fines

By  •  Compliance

In what will be the first time the Fair Work Ombudsman relies on the “serious contraventions provisions” of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers legislation a Melbourne toy retailer who underpaid 8 …
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FWO launches 2019-20 priorities
5 months ago

FWO launches 2019-20 priorities

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker today announced the regulator’s priorities for the year ahead, which will direct the agency’s compliance work and enforcement outcomes.

In an address to the 2019 …
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Drug Testing Standard Released after extensive consultation
6 months ago

Drug Testing Standard Released after extensive consultation

The requirement to manage risk in the workplace often calls up the need to undertake drug and alcohol testing, particularly in the industry of fuel wholesale, transport and retail.  There …
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