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Employment

Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty
6 months ago

Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty

By  •  Employment

Late last month, the Federal Court ordered a small South Australian Construction business to pay a former casual worker 15 years’ worth of annual leave on the basis that the …
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Spate of suspected fatigue-related incidents as new Chain of Responsibility legislation beckons
6 months ago

Spate of suspected fatigue-related incidents as new Chain of Responsibility legislation beckons

A spate of vehicle incidents that may have been caused by fatigue are a stark reminder for businesses in the fuel and dangerous goods sector to get their house in …
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HR Highlight:  Can a business say no to a leave request?
7 months ago

HR Highlight: Can a business say no to a leave request?

By  •  HR Highlight

Managing staff absences, particularly during the busy peaks of Christmas and Easter, is a challenge for all businesses.  In addition to managing the increasing complexity that penalty rates bring, businesses …
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HR Highlight: Part Time staff management
7 months ago

HR Highlight: Part Time staff management

The employment structure applied on-site can impact on the roles and responsibilities of management in the business as a whole. This weeks HR Highlight reviews important things to remember with …
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Wage theft inquiry uncovers widespread rip-offs
7 months ago

Wage theft inquiry uncovers widespread rip-offs

THE parliamentary wage theft inquiry is starting to shine a light on some pretty dark corners of Queensland’s economy.

It’s a provocative name for an inquiry because most of what …
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Worker awarded damages after underground petrol tank fire
8 months ago

Worker awarded damages after underground petrol tank fire

A man has been awarded several hundred thousand dollars in damages after being seriously burnt while working on an underground petrol tank in Canberra’s north.

Phillip Raymond D’Arcy suffered burns …
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HR Highlight:  Case Review – Business cannot rely on instructions to qualified staff, must check the work is done
8 months ago

HR Highlight: Case Review – Business cannot rely on instructions to qualified staff, must check the work is done

By  •  HR Highlight

In a recent case a business has been the second business charged over the same safety breach involving a forklift which resulted in a leg crush injury to a subcontractor.  …
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HR Highlight: Consultation on Workplace Change
9 months ago

HR Highlight: Consultation on Workplace Change

By  •  HR Highlight

All businesses face times where they must take stock and assess the business structure, direction and operations.  It is important in these situations to ensure that the business understands and …
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HR Highlight: New Wage Rates effective from July 1, 2018
9 months ago

HR Highlight: New Wage Rates effective from July 1, 2018

By  •  HR Highlight

The new wage rates finalised by the Fair Work Commission recently come into effect on the first full pay period after July 1, 2018.  ACAPMA has distributed the ACAPMA Employment Quick Reference …
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Caltex franchisee fined nearly $100,000 over false pay records
9 months ago

Caltex franchisee fined nearly $100,000 over false pay records

The Fair Work Ombudsman has won its first prosecution against a former Caltex franchisee who has been ordered to pay close to $100,000 in penalties for falsifying the pay records of …
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