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Employment

Change the rules? It’s about time
2 months 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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HR Highlight:  Performance Management Basics – At the Meeting
2 months ago

HR Highlight: Performance Management Basics – At the Meeting

By  •  HR Highlight

Managing poor performance in the workplace can be a stressful time for the business as well as for the employee.  This weeks HR Highlight will expand on last weeks foray …
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Westside Petroleum penalised for underpayments
2 months 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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HR Highlight:  Performance Management Basics – Calling a Meeting
2 months ago

HR Highlight: Performance Management Basics – Calling a Meeting

By  •  HR Highlight

Managing poor performance in the workplace can be a stressful time for a business as well as for the employee.  This weeks HR Highlight will go back to basics and …
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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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Unfair Dismissal Law Changes Proposed
2 months 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
2 months 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 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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Wage theft: Coalition says tough new penalties won’t apply for ‘genuine mistakes’
3 months 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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