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Being a small business is “no excuse”: Judge fines gym $47,000 for ignoring a $2200 Fair Work Commission order

Being a small business is “no excuse”: Judge fines gym $47,000 for ignoring a $2200 Fair Work Commission order

The Federal Circuit Court has fined a Melbourne business and its former director a total of $47,608 for ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to pay $2200 compensation for unfairly dismissing an employee. By Andrew Sadauskas
Worldliness and multiskilling: Lessons in leadership from Myer’s Bernie Brookes

Worldliness and multiskilling: Lessons in leadership from Myer’s Bernie Brookes

Bernie Brookes hardly needs an introduction. The 54-year-old is chief executive and managing director of Myer and the man tasked with reinventing the 100-year-old retail business. By Eloise Keating
Crumby chef who cooked up chicken schnitzel swindle ordered to pay $70,000

Crumby chef who cooked up chicken schnitzel swindle ordered to pay $70,000

A former head chef at the North Wollongong Hotel has been ordered to pay $70,000 in damages to the pub over thousands of missing chicken schnitzels. By Cara Waters
Hello Chief Executive Pony and Minister of Dollars and Sense: What happens when you let employees come up with their own job titles

Hello Chief Executive Pony and Minister of Dollars and Sense: What happens when you let employees come up with their own job titles

Employees who can choose their own job title will be more engaged at work and less likely to experience work-related stress, according to research out of the US. By Eloise Keating
Escape from salmonella outbreak “nightmare” for small business owner

Escape from salmonella outbreak “nightmare” for small business owner

The owner of a family-owned business identified as the source of a salmonella bacteria outbreak says he has avoided a “nightmare” by having the correct procedures in place. By Eloise Keating
Uber for Business lands Down Under as transport upstart takes on Cabcharge

Uber for Business lands Down Under as transport upstart takes on Cabcharge

It’s already disrupted the market for personal taxi trips and now crowdsourced driving service Uber is hoping to shake up the local market for business travel. By Eloise Keating
Cyber security attacks increased by 48%: PwC research

Cyber security attacks increased by 48%: PwC research

The number of reported cyber security incidents globally has increased 48% to 42.8 million in 2013, according to a PwC report released today. By Cara Waters
Microsoft Windows 10, Apple iOS8 and the balance between bugs and upgrades

Microsoft Windows 10, Apple iOS8 and the balance between bugs and upgrades

In the tech world there is a dynamic tension between needing to get products to market before the competition and the need to take enough time to make those products completely defect-free and user friendly. By David Tuffley
How to lay the foundations to your LinkedIn marketing plan

How to lay the foundations to your LinkedIn marketing plan

LinkedIn is increasingly becoming a strong platform for brands targeting other businesses. By Michelle Gamble
The true cost of a neglected website

The true cost of a neglected website

Failure to communicate your news could be costing you business and your reputation. By Craig Reardon
Help! My employee is always running late

Help! My employee is always running late

Grow some back bone! Remember who is the boss here. By Aunty B
Aussie medical startup gets the seal of approval from Bill Gates

Aussie medical startup gets the seal of approval from Bill Gates

Australian startup Eyenaemia’s app that allows users to diagnose anaemia by taking selfies “has real potential” to solve a problem that disproportionately affects the world’s poor, according to Microsoft founder Bill Gates. By Kye White
The 10 most powerful part-timers

The 10 most powerful part-timers

ProfessionalMums.net and Women's Agenda have compiled a list of the country's most powerful part-time workers to show that influential careers can be flexible. By Women's Agenda
The start menu is back: Microsoft unveils Windows 10, with a technical preview available tomorrow

The start menu is back: Microsoft unveils Windows 10, with a technical preview available tomorrow

Microsoft has unveiled the next major version of its Windows operating system, titled Windows 10, with key new features aimed at the business market and an early technical preview for PCs set to be released tomorrow. By Andrew Sadauskas
Zen Telecom fined $220,000 for employees pretending to be from Telstra; Lorna Jane no longer for sale: Midday Roundup

Zen Telecom fined $220,000 for employees pretending to be from Telstra; Lorna Jane no longer for sale: Midday Roundup

The Federal Court has ordered Zen Telecom to pay $225,000 after its telemarketers breached Australian Consumer Law by pretending to work for Telstra, in a court case initiated by consumer watchdog the ACCC. By Eloise Keating and Andrew Sadauskas
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