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Employment

Engagement Documents, why they are worth the effort
2 weeks ago

Engagement Documents, why they are worth the effort

By  •  HR Highlight

It is imperative that when commencing a new employment relationship that the business clearly articulate not only its understanding of the employment relationship but also the expectations of the business …
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HR Highlight:  Underpaid and Overpaid staff, addressing the issues
4 months ago

HR Highlight: Underpaid and Overpaid staff, addressing the issues

With the often complicated employment environment it is not uncommon for errors to be made when processing payroll.  While these errors are almost always made without malice or intent, it …
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Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, say experts
5 months ago

Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, say experts

Labor party proposals to criminalise wage theft in Victoria and NSW are under question, with research warning the strategy might be unconstitutional.

In their research paper, Melissa Kennedy and John …
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Award Change Notice:  New minimum shift length for casuals under the VMRSR Award
7 months ago

Award Change Notice: New minimum shift length for casuals under the VMRSR Award

By  •  Employment

Casuals console operators, roadhouse attendants and driveway attendants must now be engaged for a minimum of 2 hours per rostered shift under changes to the VMRSR Award that came into …
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Engaging casuals in the downstream petroleum industry
7 months ago

Engaging casuals in the downstream petroleum industry

By  •  Employment

Recent cases have continued to highlight the importance of understanding the requirements around compliant engagement and management of staff, particularly casual staff.  Last week ACAPMA held an energetic Townhall meeting …
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Industrial ruling on ‘Regular Casuals’ causes uncertainty
8 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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7-Eleven store fined nearly $200,000 for underpaying workers
12 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
12 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
12 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?
1 year 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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