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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Gloria Jean’s franchise compensates worker sacked for querying pay

The operator of a former Gloria Jean’s coffee shop in Sydney’s Kings Cross has paid $2000 in compensation to a worker who was sacked after she queried her pay rate. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 28 July 2014

Workers should move for jobs, says Business Council’s new boss

Workers should be willing to move interstate or overseas for work, according to the new president of the Business Council of Australia, Catherine Livingstone. by Kirsten Robb

FWO more likely to litigate against small businesses: Report

The Fair Work Ombudsman is more likely to engage in litigation against small businesses compared to medium and large-sized companies, according to a report released by researchers at the University of Melbourne last week. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Personal internet use unfair dismissal case fails due to poor investigation

An employee who was dismissed for accessing blocked websites from work and visiting personal websites has managed to win an unfair dismissal case, on the grounds he should have been counselled first. by Andrew Sadauskas

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Retail group backs student push to scrap three-hour minimum shifts

Australia’s largest retail group has backed a campaign by university students to scrap the regulation that requires Australian employers to employ casual workers for a minimum of three hours. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 23 June 2014

Employer groups push for more workers to be able to cash out annual leave

Award agreements should include provisions for employees to cash out their annual leave, according to the Australian Industry Group. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Greens rally behind call for national portable long service leave scheme

Calls for a national portable long service leave scheme had been renewed this week, with the Greens asking a federal parliamentary committee to investigate how such a scheme could work. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 13 June 2014

Ford to make 250 forced redundancies; Millionaire households on the rise: Midday Roundup

Ford Australia is expected to make 250 forced redundancies at its Geelong and Broadmeadows facilities after workers declined voluntary redundancies. by Michael Walsh and Kirsten Robb

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Seven employment myths bosses shouldn’t fall for

With a string of businesses recently hit with fines for underpaying or incorrectly paying staff, its important business owners know their rights and obligations when it comes to their staff. by Kirsten Robb
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