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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

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Restaurants served a $334,818 fine for paying staff in pizza and soft drink

The operators of two Melbourne restaurants have been fined a total of $334,818 for paying their teenage employees with pizza and soft drink, instead of their correct wage. by Kirsten Robb

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Business groups slam $18.70 minimum wage increase

Employers across Australia are reeling in the wake of the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the national minimum wage by $18.70 a week. by Eloise Keating

Fashion retailers forced to pay staff $12,400 for cost of their uniforms

A number of Australian fashion retailers are being asked to reimburse employees a total of $12,400, after the Fair Work Ombudsman found staff had covered the cost of mandatory uniforms from their own pocket. by Kirsten Robb
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