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 bus mechanic, who quit his job then later thought better of the decision and withdrew his resignation, has been awarded $20,000 in compensation following a successful unfair dismissal bid before the Fair Work Commission. 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.
A Sydney cleaning operator has been fined more than $11,000 for refusing to back-pay two international students who were underpaid about a quarter of that amount. Read more.
An insurance manager who used his work-issued laptop computer and phone to download pornography and store a private sex tape will be compensated $10,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case. Read more.
A BMW dealership manager with a history of viewing pornography at work was unfairly sacked for looking up swimsuit models on his computer, the workplace tribunal has ruled. Read more.
As an employer, one of your main obligations is to ensure Modern Awards are applied correctly throughout the workplace. Failure to do so could lead to you and your business being investigated and potentially fined. 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.
The business is booming, making money, and life is good. Suddenly, things take a turn for the worse, and you are forced to let staff go to make ends meet. Many of our members have been fortunate enough to avoid dealing with redundancy, but when a situation arises where an employee or group of employees must be made redundant, it can be challenging for business owners to navigate the complex requirements. Read more.