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todayThursday, 18 September 2014

Dodgy deep fryer and feeble folding stools: ACCC takes Woolies to court

The ACCC is taking Woolworths to court over several unsafe products, including a deep fryer that allegedly burnt customers and a folding stool that could not withstand the weight it was meant to. by Kirsten Robb

yesterdayWednesday, 17 September 2014

Sydney financial adviser convicted of $3.6 million fraud walks away with 18-month good behaviour bond

A Sydney businesswoman has escaped a jail sentence despite being convicted of a $3.6 million home loan fraud. by Eloise Keating

Breast screening business fined $200,000 for misleading conduct

A Perth breast screening clinic and its sole director have been ordered to pay $250,000 in penalties for breaching Australian Consumer Law. by Eloise Keating

No pumping iron on the balcony during work hours: Fair Work flexes its muscles in bullying case

The Fair Work Commission has ordered a male employee to stop exercising on a balcony in front of one of his female colleagues, in an example of its wide-reaching powers under the anti-bullying provisions of the Fair Work Act. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Pot smoking ferry driver’s reinstatement overturned

A Sydney ferry driver, who had won his job back after getting the sack for crashing his boat into a wharf and then failing a drug test, has had his reinstatement overturned by the full bench of the Fair Work Commission. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 15 September 2014

Melbourne gourmet food manufacturer finds more trouble with employment watchdog

A Melbourne company that previously found itself at the centre of a workplace bullying controversy has been forced to back-pay staff almost $20,000 by the Fair Work Ombudsman. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 12 September 2014

Talking to the media not a workplace right says court

The Federal Court has ruled it is not a workplace right for employees to talk to the media, after a prison guard allowed a union to include her comments about the conditions of her workplace in a media release picked up by major news outlets. by Kirsten Robb

Tasmanian bakery ordered to back-pay staff almost $80,000

A Tasmanian business has back-paid staff almost $80,000 after a Fair Work investigation found it had failed to pay its employees the correct rates. by Broede Carmody

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The spicy case of the former MasterChef contestant who defeated a $7.6 million embezzlement claim

Former MasterChef Australia contestant Aaron Thomas has settled a proceeding which claimed he embezzled more than $US7 million ($7.6 million) from the company he founded. by Cara Waters
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