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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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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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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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FWO launches 2019-20 priorities
4 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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New workplace laws to affect franchise arrangements
2 years ago

New workplace laws to affect franchise arrangements

In March of this year, the Australian Government introduced draft legislation into the Australian Parliament that was intended to address recent widespread wage underpayment issues observed in several industries – …
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Caltex store owners march on Sydney headquarters demanding a better deal
3 years ago

Caltex store owners march on Sydney headquarters demanding a better deal

Simmering tensions between Caltex management and their store owners spilled onto the streets of Sydney as franchisees marched on the company’s offices demanding better treatment and a larger slice of …
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Long road ahead for ACCC’s petrol probe
3 years ago

Long road ahead for ACCC’s petrol probe

It is too early for competition chief Rod Sims to say how he will ultimately rule on oil giant BP’s $1.8 billion acquisition of Woolworths’ petrol station network. One thing …
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Snap truck drivers’ strike brings petrol supplies to the brink
3 years ago

Snap truck drivers’ strike brings petrol supplies to the brink

After 16 hours of determined strike action against multinational giant Linfox, around 100 truck drivers in Melbourne’s west forced the company to reinstate an unfairly stood down workmate. Most of …
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Melbourne family loses court battle against United Petroleum
3 years ago

Melbourne family loses court battle against United Petroleum

James Hancock 29/4/16

A Melbourne family has lost a legal battle against United Petroleum after accusing the company of unfairly terminating its franchise.

Ram Nijhawan and his wife Kirti …
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