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todayFriday, 4 September 2015

The Right Chef does wrong: Caterer fined $10,000 for skipping couple’s wedding

A small catering business in South Australia has been hit with more than $10,000 in penalties for taking money from a couple and then not showing up on their wedding day. by Eloise Keating

Fair Work rules Qantas was allowed to sack employee who gave friends cheap flights to New York and Venice

The Fair Work Commission has ruled in Qantas’s favour after the airline sacked an employee for giving discounted international airfares to numerous friends. by Broede Carmody

yesterdayThursday, 3 September 2015

Watchdog orders pork producers not to tell porkies about free range products

Three businesses in the pork industry have drawn the ire of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for making potentially misleading claims about “free range” products. by Renee Thompson

Tone of disbelief: Danoz Direct stung for claiming its belt provides chiselled abs without exercise

A television marketing company has been rebuked by the competition watchdog after claiming that wearing one of its products for one minute, even while relaxing, was the equivalent of doing 400 sit-ups. by Broede Carmody

Former hotel manager accused of stealing $681,000 to pay for holidays and sex workers

A former Melbourne hotel manager is facing time behind bars over allegations he stole $681,000 from his workplace in order to pay for interstate holidays, lavish parties and sex workers. by Broede Carmody

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Court action: Sydney manufacturer accused of paying overseas workers just $8 an hour

A plastics manufacturer in Sydney is being taken to court by the Fair Work Ombudsman over allegations it failed to pay penalty rates. by Renee Thompson

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Underpayments scandal: 7-Eleven offers fee refund and help to franchisees who want out

7-Eleven Australia has offered to refund franchising fees and help facilitate store sales for any franchisee that wishes to leave the chain. by Eloise Keating

Employee wins unfair dismissal case despite “inappropriate” emails to IT department

An employee at a Melbourne college who went on an email tirade insulting the organisation’s IT department has won his unfair dismissal case despite the Fair Work Commission ruling his “destructive” communication style was a valid reason for his dismissal. by Renee Thompson

Monday, 31 August 2015

7-Eleven franchisee taken to court over claims workers were underpaid almost $50,000

The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against a 7-Eleven franchisee over claims two migrant workers have been underpaid almost $50,000. by Eloise Keating
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