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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
 

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
 

Monday, 29 September 2014

Coles slapped with three-year ban for “freshly baked” bread claims

Supermarket giant Coles has been banned from advertising that its bread is freshly baked or baked on the day it is sold for three years. by Eloise Keating
 

Red tape holding back local food industry from paddock to plate

Complex and duplicated regulations are holding the Australian food sector back, according to a report released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council today. by Eloise Keating
 

Court fines bakery after employee breaks arm in dough mixer

A Perth bakery has been ordered to pay almost $10,000 for failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace after one of its bakers broke his arm when using a dough mixer. by Eloise Keating
 

Friday, 26 September 2014

‘Remorseless’ childcare operator fined almost $20,000 for underpaying staff and not complying with employer watchdog

The owner of a Melbourne childcare business has been fined almost $20,000 for underpaying five employees and allegedly showing no remorse for their actions. by Broede Carmody
 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Drunk Qantas flight attendant loses unfair dismissal case

A Qantas flight attendant with a history of being drunk at work has had her claim for unfair dismissal rejected by the Fair Work Commission. by Eloise Keating
 

Making companies pay for failing to prevent employee fraud

The high cost of organisational fraud in both private and public sectors in Australia continues to haunt organisations. So is it time for harsher penalties on white-collar crime? by Jeanette Van Akkeren
 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Book industry warns Harper competition review against scrapping parallel import restrictions

Members of the Australian book industry have spoken out against the Harper competition review’s recommendation the federal government re-visit moves to relax restrictions on parallel importing. by Eloise Keating
 
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