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Monday, 5 October 2015

Time for a six-hour work day? Sweden says yes

We see the demands of the average eight-hour work day everywhere: On our roads; in our after-school caring arrangements; and in childcare centres. by Angela Priestley

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Truck driver fails in compo bid after punch-up with ex-cage fighter

A truck driver for Queensland business, Boardman Sand and Gravel, has failed in his bid for workers compensation because his injuries were found to have been caused by his own wilful misconduct. by Cara Waters

Monday, 27 July 2015

Former Suncorp employee wins unfair dismissal bid following depression

The Fair Work Commission has awarded a former Suncorp employee more than $8000 after he was sacked for poor performance arising from mental health issues. by Broede Carmody

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Former public servant loses compo bid after seeking $67,000 in remedial massages to treat post-traumatic stress

A former Department of Health employee has had her workers’ compensation claim rejected after asking her employer to pay thousands of dollars for remedial massages and osteopathy treatment for a post-traumatic stress disorder. by Broede Carmody

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Get up and leave at 2:45pm: An idea to make workplace flexibility a reality

We know that the workforce could be improved in a multitude of ways. What we need is some action. by Kristie Young

Friday, 17 July 2015

ACCC investigates safety of Inside Out cinema cups as concerned parents take to social media

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating the safety of a promotional movie cup after parents took to social media to complain the batteries that light up the cup could be easily swallowed by children. by Renee Thompson

Schweppes worker wins unfair dismissal case after “genuinely threatening” punch-on with colleague

A factory worker that had worked for Schweppes for more than 30 years has won his unfair dismissal case before the Fair Work Commission, after he was sacked over a physical fight with a colleague. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 10 July 2015

Fair Work Commission backs business that sacked a lab technician for safety reasons: “I’m just so concerned you might die”

The Fair Work Commission has ruled in favour of a business that dismissed a casual lab technician because she failed to comply with safety procedures. by Broede Carmody

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Kim-cheep: Korean restaurant owner claims he paid workers $12 an hour because he feared retribution from rivals

A Korean restaurant in New South Wales says it advertised for staff for as little as $12 an hour because it was afraid of the potential backlash from competitors if it were to pay them the award rate. by Broede Carmody
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