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
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
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
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
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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