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todayThursday, 27 November 2014

ABS worker claims he was told to “go back where I came from” but Fair Work Commission rules out bullying

An Australian Bureau of Statistics employee has failed in his bid for an order to stop his managers from allegedly bullying him, with the Fair Work Commission ruling what the employee perceived to be bullying was just performance management. by Eloise Keating

yesterdayWednesday, 26 November 2014

Liquidator in court over claims he defrauded business of $90,000

A former liquidator appeared before the Downing Centre Local Court in NSW yesterday accused of obtaining $90,000 by deception. by Andrew Sadauskas

Salon chain director pleads guilty to two charges after $2.6 million goes missing from collapsed company

The director of beauty chain Ella Rouge Beauty has pleaded guilty to two charges following allegations he misappropriated more than $2.6 million from a company that has subsequently collapsed. by Andrew Sadauskas

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Pregnant hairdressing apprentice awarded $5000 after her boss “changed her attitude” towards her

A former hairdressing apprentice has been awarded $5000 in damages after it was found her boss “changed her attitude” towards the apprentice when she became pregnant. by Eloise Keating

“Flagrant disregard”: Victorian petrol station fined $123,000 for ignoring Fair Work order to back pay employees

A former petrol station operator has been handed a $123,000 fine by the Federal Court for underpaying two employees almost $50,000 and ignoring attempts by the employment watchdog to settle the matter out of court. by Eloise Keating

Former TZ chief executive to stand trial over $8.7 million fraud: How to fraud-proof your business

Sydney businessman Andrew Sigalla was yesterday ordered to stand trial on allegations he breached his duties as a director in an $8.7 million fraud. by Cara Waters

Monday, 24 November 2014

Bonsoy to settle $25 million class action over “dangerous” soy milk

Hundreds of soy milk drinkers are expected to share in $25 million in compensation, in what could be the biggest settlement in Australian food safety class action history. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 21 November 2014

ACCC launches court action against EnergyAustralia and Bright Choice Australia; Myer chief calls for closure of GST loopholes: Midday roundup

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched proceedings against EnergyAustralia and its telemarketing company Bright Choice Australia for allegedly making false and misleading representations and engaging in deceptive conduct. by Broede Carmody

Productivity Commission to probe entry and exit barriers for small business

The federal government has launched an inquiry into the barriers to setting up and closing businesses in Australia. by Broede Carmody
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