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todayWednesday, 7 October 2015

Eggs act standards: Free range egg producers call for urgent reform and clear national guidelines

The ACCC has released further information about the labelling of free range eggs in a bid to give producers a better understanding of their rights and obligations under Australian Consumer Law. by Broede Carmody

todayWednesday, 7 October 2015

Unfair contracts laws poised to affect more franchises

Unfair contracts legislation to be applied to business to business contracts will have a greater impact on the franchise sector if suggested investment thresholds are adopted. by Jason Gehrke

Former Aurizon employee and “tennis tragic” loses unfair dismissal bid after taking unauthorised leave to attend the Australian Open

The Fair Work Commission has given Australia’s largest rail freight operator the nod of approval after it dismissed an employee. by Broede Carmody

Friday, 2 October 2015

Australian employers offering “black jobs” to overseas workers at below legal rates

Nearly four in five foreign language advertisements offering Australian jobs to overseas workers are doing so at below legal wages. by Renee Thompson

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Employee awarded reduced unfair dismissal payout after sending offensive texts

The SA Industrial Relations Commission has awarded a reduced unfair dismissal payout to a librarian who sent “damaging and derogatory” text messages about his employer. by Cara Waters

Warning issued: Corporate watchdog removes New Zealand director from eight Australian companies

ASIC has issued a warning to Australian companies about dealing with a company director who has been convicted and imprisoned in the US on banking fraud offences. by Renee Thompson

Cafe owner ordered to pay three workers back $40,000 after Fair Work discovered staff were paid just $5 an hour

The owner of two cafes in Sydney has paid back former workers more than $40,000 after an investigation found the business had been underpaying for nine months. by Renee Thompson

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Fair Work offers sobering advice to sacked welder who showed up to work the day after downing 20 cans of beer

The Fair Work Commission has given the nod of approval to the Kimberley Ports Authority after it sacked a former employee for turning up to work with alcohol in his system. by Broede Carmody

Whistle blowers: Bob Katter and Colin Barnett accuse major airlines of “price gouging” ahead of NRL and AFL grand finals

Following recent interest from the ACCC about the issue of price-fixing in the travel industry, Australia’s major airlines have come under fire for “price gouging”. by Renee Thompson
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