The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the decision to increase the National Minimum Wage (NMW) by 2.4 per cent is higher than anticipated. Read more.
CCIQ has come across recent cases of employees being taken off the books and re-signed as contractors. Read more.
Who was most at fault? The airport worker who drove a tow-tug on a public road to get lunch, or a maintenance operator who did not put an oil cap back on properly and jeopardised the lives of 300 jet passengers? Read more.
Logistics company Direct Freight Express was required to pay $25,000 to a wrongly terminated employee, even though the company allegedly held footage of him stealing a package in transit. Read more.
The camera never lies ….or does it? Read more.
Given the current role social media plays in both an individual’s and a business’ life, the line between employee conduct at work and home is increasingly being blurred. Read more.
What do the recent changes to the Fair Work Act mean for you and your business? Read more.
In 2010, Ms Roberts started work with View Launceston Pty Ltd as a real estate agent. After an initial period of employment, Ms Roberts made 18 allegations of bullying against colleagues, the Principal and Co-Director of View, James Bird, and Sales Administrator, Lisa Bird. Read more.
Banning smoking at work, near work, in public spaces, and elsewhere has caused equal measures of healthy satisfaction and outrage. Even rooftop protests in prisons, including Townsville last week. Read more.
Nasty comments in the workplace based on religion or culture are no longer acceptable – but the Fair Work Commission has also warned employers about following the right dismissal procedures. Read more.
A train driver who left a colleague behind after she got off the train to “have a pee” has won his job back following a successful unfair dismissal claim. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has called for greater flexibility on penalty rates in the retail sector. Read more.
Unfriending employees on Facebook and not saying good morning could constitute workplace bullying, the workplace tribunal has found. Read more.
An employee who sexually harassed colleagues and told his bosses to f--- off at a Christmas party was unfairly sacked partly because the company had supplied him with a free flow of alcohol, the Fair Work Commission has found. Read more.
A 457 visa worker sacked for refusing to join a team-building office "huddle" has been awarded $8,500 compensation by the Fair Work Commission. Read more.
Members of the CCIQ Employer Assistance Line (EAL) Team recently attended the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) National Conference from August 29-30. Read more.
Industry and business groups are concerned about a court decision which gives casual workers greater rights, ruling casual hours will count towards redundancy payouts. It could cost thousands of dollars and jobs. Read more.
A new mum who was severely bullied on her return to work has won a substantial payout after her employer failed to deal properly with her initial complaints. The Supreme Court of Queensland said her employer had been negligent and should have recognised the extent and severity of the bullying could have led to a psychological injury. Read more.