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Employment

Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty
4 weeks 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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7-Eleven store fined nearly $200,000 for underpaying workers
4 months ago

7-Eleven store fined nearly $200,000 for underpaying workers

A 7-Eleven outlet in Brisbane has been penalised $192,780 for short-changing overseas workers and creating false records to cover it up.

Inspectors found that the employees – both students from India aged …
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Pressure mounts on federal Labor to pledge to criminalise wage theft
5 months ago

Pressure mounts on federal Labor to pledge to criminalise wage theft

By  •  Legal

Federal Labor is facing mounting pressure to commit to tougher laws against wage theft and to regulate the on-demand economy to ensure workers get fair pay and conditions.

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Business can only blame itself for Andrews’ looming wage theft laws
5 months ago

Business can only blame itself for Andrews’ looming wage theft laws

It was unthinkable, even just a few years ago, that a government in Australia would introduce laws to make the deliberate underpayment of wages a crime.

Now recalcitrant …
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HR Highlight:  Misconduct outside of work?
8 months ago

HR Highlight: Misconduct outside of work?

By  •  HR Highlight

Managing the behaviour and performance of staff while at work is a demanding but well-understood requirement, however, the question is often asked…what can and should the business do about misconduct …
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HR Highlight: Get Ready for the Easter Public Holidays now
9 months ago

HR Highlight: Get Ready for the Easter Public Holidays now

By  •  HR Highlight

The hot crossed buns are in the bakeries and the chocolate eggs are on the shelves, which means Easter is just around the corner.  Now is the time for businesses …
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More allegedly false Caltex franchisee wage records spark further legal action
9 months ago

More allegedly false Caltex franchisee wage records spark further legal action

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced another legal action alleging its attempt to audit a Caltex outlet in Sydney was obstructed by the franchisee providing falsified wage records.

Facing the …
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HR Highlight:  More than base wage, getting the extras right
9 months ago

HR Highlight: More than base wage, getting the extras right

By  •  HR Highlight

Ensuring that employment conditions are met goes further than making sure base wages are paid at the correct rate.  Correctly applying, communicating and paying loadings, penalties and allowances is also …
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Truckies get $374,000 back-pay
9 months ago

Truckies get $374,000 back-pay

Ten truck drivers who worked for an Adelaide transport company have been back-paid a total of $374,000 following successful legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The drivers’ minimum wages and a …
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HR Highlight: Restructure, Redeployment and Redundancy?
9 months ago

HR Highlight: Restructure, Redeployment and Redundancy?

By  •  HR Highlight

Businesses undergo pressures from many directions; successful businesses bend, flex and grow to take advantage of the opportunities that such pressures create. One of the mechanisms …
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