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Close the unfair dismissal back door

The introduction of WorkChoices prompted sacked employees to seek compensation in other ways. There are ways to protect against it. BY MIKE PRESTON...

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Are contracts opening the way for unfair dismissal claims?

If you're not careful, that written contract of employment could imply duties for every employer and unfair dismissal rights for every employee. By PETER...

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How do I deal with a big business bully?

A competitor is bullying a supplier to stop supplying us. What can I do? Alan Wein answers. By Alan WeinI run...

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Tread carefully on union deals

The federal Treasurer has brought secondary boycott law into focus, SMEs need to know any special arrangement with a union might land them in...

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‘Biz-for-sale’ battle breaks out … Green tinge on election year budget? … ACCC may get boycott IR muscle … iPhone deal signals future plans …

Battle for “biz sale” marketplace breaks outA war has broken out in the “businesses for sale” marketplace, with Seek launching a new website today...

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Feds get tough on contractors

New laws give federal coverage to contractor arrangements. Any arrangements decreed a sham could be costly for SMEs. By PETER VITALE of VECCI ...

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Carbon entrepreneurs heat up

Greenhouse concerns have propelled sales of carbon credits, but the potential is much higher. By KRISTEN LE MESURIER Businesses trying to sell carbon...

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Upskilling SMEs … DIY super booms … NSW Labor ignores business … Online property classifieds giants roar … Demand for broadband soars

More assistance with skills needed, thanks! Many small and medium-sized businesses are in desperate need of a new management skills program to help them...

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Redundancy for ‘Operational reasons’ clarified

‘Genuine operational reasons’ offer an exclusion from unfair dismissal claims, but employers must be able to demonstrate the reason was genuine. By PETER VITALE...

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Labor unfair dismissal chaos … Mixed expectations for this quarter … Rates unlikely to rise … Pitfalls for DIY super funds … MIS transition considered … Foreign R&D on way?

    Labor's unfair dismissal position uncertainCalls are growing for Labor to make clear its position on unfair dismissal, after confusion has broken out about...
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