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Underpayment claim results in double penalties for a lack of records
6 days ago

Underpayment claim results in double penalties for a lack of records

By  •  Human Resources

In the first of the cases using the reverse onus of proof under the Vulnerable Workers provisions, a small, family run business has received double the penalty in a wage …
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Change the rules? It’s about time
2 weeks 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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New Fair Work Information Statement Released, why all employers should take note
4 months ago

New Fair Work Information Statement Released, why all employers should take note

By  •  Human Resources

The Fair Work Information Statement, or FWIS, is prepared and published each year by the regulator, the Fair Work Ombudsman, under Section 124 of the Fair Work Act 20019 (Cth).


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HR Highlight:  Inspectors and Regulators, tips and traps
1 year ago

HR Highlight: Inspectors and Regulators, tips and traps

By  •  Human Resources

It is a reality of business that actions, records and activity is monitored and regulated by federal, State and local governments and regulatory authorities. This monitoring role means that sooner …
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Boss pocketed migrant employee’s $12k parental leave pay
1 year ago

Boss pocketed migrant employee’s $12k parental leave pay

A NSW man who attempted to pocket his employee’s government-funded parental leave pay has been ordered to pay $118,440 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).

Kulpreet Singh was the …
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HR Highlight Case Review:  When breaching cardinal rules warrant instant dismissal
1 year ago

HR Highlight Case Review: When breaching cardinal rules warrant instant dismissal

In a recent case the Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of an employee for using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle once, despite a 27 year …
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Caltex franchise model ‘non-compliant and unsustainable’: Fair Work Ombudsman
2 years ago

Caltex franchise model ‘non-compliant and unsustainable’: Fair Work Ombudsman

Petrol giant Caltex Australia has been blasted by the Fair Work Ombudsman for widespread and systemic underpayment of wages and an unsustainable operating model across its franchise network.

The report, the culmination …
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7-Eleven’s transformation bolstered with appointment of new non-executive director
2 years ago

7-Eleven’s transformation bolstered with appointment of new non-executive director

7-Eleven is delighted to announce the appointment of Marina Go to the 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd Board.

“Ms Go’s extensive experience across digital and traditional media, retail and franchising, compliance and …
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New Fair Work laws commence today
2 years ago

New Fair Work laws commence today

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James has welcomed new laws protecting vulnerable workers coming into effect today.

After gaining royal assent yesterday, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 …
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Viva Energy becomes first Australian company to pay full super benefit to part-time working parents
2 years ago

Viva Energy becomes first Australian company to pay full super benefit to part-time working parents

Viva Energy Australia (“Viva Energy”) – the exclusive licensee to the Shell brand in Australia – has become the irst company in Australia to offer employees a full-time superannuation payment …
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