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Friday, 24 July 2015

Pyrah case burns Grill’d: Wages controversy turns up the heat on small business and franchises

Franchises and small businesses have good reason to fear the unions coming after them in the wake of the controversy surrounding Grill’d’s workplace agreements, according to the head of the small business by Broede Carmody
 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Unfair dismissal claims account for 1 in 3 workplace disputes: Research

A total of 17,806 unfair dismissal claims from employees were lodged with the Fair Work Commission in 2014, amounting to 70 claims a day. by Eloise Keating
 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Melbourne fast food restaurant caught docking wages for cash register shortages

A random audit at a fast food restaurant in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs uncovered some of its workers were being underpaid and in some cases having their wages docked. by Renee Thompson
 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Australia Post embroiled in underpayment claims

Australia Post is at the centre of claims some principal contractors are underpaying their sub-contractors and in some cases not being paid for sorting parcels by Renee Thompson
 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Thousands of hospitality workers underpaid $1.2 million: Fair Work Ombudsman

Spot checks by the FWO found a total of 456 businesses were found to have short-changed 2752 employees with one worker owed more than $40,000. by Cara Waters
 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Fair Work Commission increases minimum wage by $16 per week, claiming there’s “no evidence of particular corporate stress”

The Fair Work Commission has handed down a $16 per week increase to the minimum wage despite lower growth in consumer prices and underemployment, claiming there’s “no evidence of particular corporate stress” in the economy. by Andrew Sadauskas
 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Petrol station fined more than $120,000 for underpayments faces court for second time in a year

A Bendigo petrol station is facing court for the second time in just over 12 months, after it failed to compensate a worker who it unfairly dismissed. by Kirsten Robb
 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Mechanic who quit his job and then changed his mind wins $20,000 unfair dismissal payout

A bus mechanic, who quit his job then later thought better of the decision and withdrew his resignation, has been awarded $20,000 in compensation following a successful unfair dismissal bid before the Fair Work Commission. by Kirsten Robb
 

Unfair dismissal laws a “secret tax” on SMEs: Peter Reith

Former federal government minister Peter Reith says Australia’s unfair dismissal laws have “morphed into a secret tax on businesses”. by Eloise Keating
 
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