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Friday, 17 April 2015

States sign up to unfair contract provisions for SMEs: What it will mean for your business

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson is pushing ahead with election commitment to extend unfair contract provisions to SMEs, revealing yesterday the state and territory governments have pledged their support for the changes. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Employee who accidentally texted her boss calling him a “complete d-ck” loses unfair dismissal case

An employee of a Perth mining company who accidently sent a text message to her boss calling him a “complete dick” has lost a claim for unfair dismissal before the Fair Work Commission. by Kirsten Robb

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Hotel owners say they’d be bunnies to stay open over Easter, as penalty rates put the bite on small businesses

More than two-thirds of hotels say they plan to close over Easter or reduce their service hours to avoid penalty rates of up to $50 an hour. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

How the ‘game changing’ South Australian penalty rates deal may flow on to your SME

A landmark deal on retail penalty rates between the South Australian chamber of commerce and the retail union could have flow-on effects to SMEs across the country. by Kirsten Robb

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Cutting minimum wages and penalty rates could have more winners than losers

One of the issues to be assessed by the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the Workforce Relations Framework is the option of lower minimum wages and penalty rates for weekends and public holidays. by John Freebairn

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Ai Group calls for Productivity Commission to make it easier to sack employees

Businesses should be able to sack employees more easily, according to yesterday’s submission by the Ai Group to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into workplace relations. by Cara Waters

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Fair Work Ombudsman not paid record $41,182.50 fine as Melbourne gym is put into liquidation

A Melbourne-based gym ordered to pay a record fine has collapsed into liquidation and the Fair Work Ombudsman has not received the court-imposed penalty. by Andrew Sadauskas

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

What happens when you don’t co-operate with the Fair Work Ombudsman

Two New South Wales small businesses have learnt the lesson of not co-operating with the Fair Work Ombudsman the hard way. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 9 March 2015

US man faces five years in jail for complaining about his boss on Facebook

A US man is facing five years jail in the United Arab Emirates after he posted a negative Facebook status about his employer. by Kirsten Robb
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