Three workers in Queensland’s Gold Coast region have been back-paid more than $50,000 in owed wages and entitlements after seeking assistance from the Fair Work Ombudsman. Read more.
A former Brisbane 7-Eleven operator has been hit with $168,000 in penalties for short-changing workers and falsifying records to conceal the underpayments. Read more.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is making it easier for migrant workers to report workplace concerns to the agency by launching its popular Anonymous Report function in 16 languages other than English. Read more.
The Fair Work Ombudsman brought legal action against Robert Maudsley, who runs a cattle feedlot west of Gympie, after he and his company underpaid six backpackers from Ireland and the UK a total of $38,254 between January 2014 and September 2015.
Following the State Government’s announcement of mandatory licensing to crack down on rogue labour hire operators, there has been some discussion on possible outcomes of moving to regulate the industry. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ), in collaboration with other industry associations, surveyed more than 1000 small businesses to assess the impact of the Fair Work laws, including penalty rates provisions. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has discussed the significance of the Fair Work Commission decision on penalty rates on ABC Radio Brisbane on Monday. Read more.
Small business operators from across Australia have spoken loud and clear – reducing penalty rates will allow them to hire more staff and give more work hours to existing staff, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. Read more.
A few months ago the Queensland Government deregulated the retail electricity market in South-East Queensland in an effort to lower power prices for businesses and households. So what does that even mean and how does it work? Read more.
A truck driver sacked for broadcasting anti-Islamic comments to 100 colleagues over an internal radio station will return to work after his rant was found to be 'less offensive' because it was directed at people who shared his views. Read more.
A Perth baggage handler sacked for posting “we all support ISIS” on his Facebook page has won compensation after the Fair Work Commission found he was unfairly dismissed. Read more.
A recent ruling by the Fair Work Commission is a clear warning to employers: criminal charges against an employee are not necessarily grounds for instant dismissal. Read more.
A worker who blamed his positive drug test on “an adrenaline rush” from watching a fire at his worksite has failed to win his job back. Read more.
With the Federal Election just around the corner, the major parties have proposed variations in the way they will implement IR changes. Read more.
CCIQ’s Employer Assistance team is regularly called on to explain for small business owners what is casual employment. Read more.
The Fair Work Act 2009 requires the Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel to conduct and complete a review of the national minimum wage and minimum wages in modern awards in each financial year. Read more.
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.