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Industrial relations

Change the rules? It’s about time
1 year 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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Unfair Dismissal Law Changes Proposed
1 year ago

Unfair Dismissal Law Changes Proposed

The Federal Governments IR Review is considering proposals to implement penalties onto employees that bring unfair dismissal cases and then fail to actively pursue them, in an effort to address …
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United Petroleum faces court over underpayment investigation
1 year ago

United Petroleum faces court over underpayment investigation

United Petroleum has been accused of frustrating an investigation into whether the petrol giant is liable for underpayments in its franchise network by refusing to hand over records.

The Fair …
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Wage theft: Coalition says tough new penalties won’t apply for ‘genuine mistakes’
1 year 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 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
3 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
4 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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