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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

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Bank manager loses unfair dismissal claim after lying about “closed door” affair with an employee

A former Westpac bank manager has lost his unfair dismissal claim before the Fair Work Commission, with the workplace tribunal ruling Westpac was within its rights to take action after he lied about an affair with one of the employees he managed. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 18 May 2015

Manager sacked for forging document wins $17,000 compo in unfair dismissal claim

The Fair Work Commission has ruled a manager who wrote the name of one of her team members at the bottom of a document was unfairly dismissed for forgery. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Café owner allegedly forced Indian workers to pay him tens of thousands to stay in the country

A café owner in Albury is facing court over allegations he made two of his Indian cooks pay him thousands of dollars to keep their jobs and stay in Australia. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 4 May 2015

BHP worker loses unfair dismissal claim after being sacked for refusing to shave his beard

A former BHP Billiton worker has lost an unfair dismissal bid against the mining giant at the Fair Work Commission after he was sacked for refusing to shave his beard. by Kirsten Robb
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