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Toys R Us fined more than $10,000 for selling dangerous cots

Popular retail chain Toys R Us has been fined $10,200 after it was found to have sold cots that were at risk of causing serious injury or even death to infants. by Broede Carmody

Darwin business faces court for allegedly paying overseas workers less than $5 an hour

A small business operator in Darwin will face court in December for allegedly paying his young, overseas workers less than $5 an hour. by Broede Carmody

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Court blocks manager who launched business competing against his old employer

The Federal Court has issued an injunction against the former manager of a company who launched a business competing against his old employer. by Andrew Sadauskas

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Employee compensated for unfair dismissal after taking carer’s leave for wife’s emergency C-section

An employee who brought an unfair dismissal case against his employer after he took unapproved carer’s leave has been awarded compensation by the Fair Work Commission. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 27 October 2014

Gas companies fined $8.3 million as cartel conduct blows up

Two gas companies and several senior executives have been hit with fines totalling more than $8.3 million for engaging in cartel conduct. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 27 October 2014

Melbourne hairdresser cops $70,000 fine for underpaying apprentice

A Melbourne hairdressing chain has been fined a total of $70,224 after the Federal Circuit court found operators had underpaid a young apprentice $8625. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 24 October 2014

Small telco provider breaches consumer code 19 times

A telco provider has been slapped on the wrist by ACMA after an investigation found it had breached 19 separate clauses of the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code. by Broede Carmody

Thursday, 23 October 2014

No ifs or toned butts about it: Reebok Australia cops fine for false claims about EasyTone shoes

The Federal Court today ordered Reebok Australia to pay $350,000 for making false and misleading representations about its Reebok EasyTone shoes. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Employee to fight unfair dismissal after being sacked for personal use of company laptop

A Brisbane-based mining company employee is pushing forward with his unfair dismissal case after he was sacked for using his work laptop and broadband internet dongle while on sick leave. by Kirsten Robb
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