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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

When can an employer rely on past behaviour in justifying a dismissal?

Employers will not always be able to rely upon a pattern of inappropriate behaviour in justifying the termination of an employee. by Ashleigh Mills

Monday, 1 February 2016

Woolworths fined $100k for meat coupons: Why your business should mind the small print on sales and promotions

Not informing consumers of all restrictions to a promotional offer can carry financial penalties. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Worker loses unfair dismissal bid after allegedly throwing colleague in a swimming pool at work Christmas party

The commission heard tension had already been building between the employer and his boss prior to the function. by Ronelle Richards

Monday, 25 January 2016

International student underpaid more than $20,000 because she was “not an Aussie”

The 27-year-old told the Ombudsman her boss made it clear he was paying her less than other employees because she was an overseas worker. by Broede Carmody

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Sydney woman arrested for alleged airfare fraud worth $360,000: Why SMEs should tread carefully when buying goods on social media

More than 200 individuals living in Melbourne and Sydney could be the victims of a fake ticket scam estimated to be in excess of $360,000. by Broede Carmody

Domino’s driver resigns after being caught sharing minimum wage petition on Facebook: Lessons for your business

Are employers allowed to take action against staff who share petitions on social media that potentially damage their brand? by Broede Carmody

Monday, 18 January 2016

Botox salesman awarded $21,000 after being sacked over alleged travel and expenses misconduct

The man was sacked for trying to be reimbursed for expenses alleged to have been illegitimate by Broede Carmody

ACCC fines Kogan $32,400 for Father’s Day promotions

The commission issued three infringement notices for the pricing of three computer monitors. by Ronelle Richards

Friday, 15 January 2016

Former Harvey Norman franchisee fined $52,000 for misleading customers about their guarantee rights

The ACCC chair called the case a "timely reminder" for retailers not to mislead consumers. by Ronelle Richards
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