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Brisbane restaurant operators fined over $200,000 after Fair Work case of worker “exploitation”

The operators of three Japanese-style restaurants in Brisbane have been fined over $200,000 for underpaying workers. As a result of action by the Fair Work...
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NSW Fair Trading issues public warning about removalist business: How are SMEs protected under consumer law?

New South Wales Fair Trading has issued a public warning against Sydney-based removalist service Extra Mile Movers after a high number of complaints were lodged about...
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Brisbane business ordered to pay $5000 in unfair dismissal case despite raising concerns over worker’s performance

The Fair Work Commission has found the dismissal of a human resources and training officer at a Queensland bitumen company was harsh and unjust,...
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Woolworths to pay $650,000 in workplace injury case: Lessons for other businesses

Woolworths has been ordered to pay more than $650,000 to a former employee in a workplace injury case that one lawyer says will “up...
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SME complaints to ACCC drop, but misleading conduct still the number one concern

Small and medium businesses made fewer complaints and enquiries to the competition watchdog in the second half of 2016, compared to the previous six...

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Fines for director and former payroll manager of Brisbane business after Fair Work case results in $143,000 in penalties

A Queensland business and its director and former payroll manager have been hit with $143,000 in penalties after the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) launched action...

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Hotel chain to contribute to $313,000 in damages after workplace sexual assault: Lessons for employers

A hotel chain has been ordered to contribute $313,000 in damages after an employee alleged she was sexually assaulted by a colleague, but while the...

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Adelaide business cops $85,000 in fines for underpaying workers after three-year Fair Work case

An Adelaide car windscreen business and its director have been fined close to $85,000 for the underpayment of employees after a federal court Justice...
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Showpo sues online retailer over claims customer database was misused

Former Smart50 finalist Showpo is suing its former graphic designer and online clothing store Black Swallow, alleging the designer unlawfully obtained a customer database...
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Seven newsreader brings unfair dismissal claim: What are your obligations to staff on parental leave?

Businesses are urged to remember that communication is key when it comes to managing staff on parental leave, with reports that an unfair dismissal...
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