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.
The Fair Work Commission has ruled that a worker who called a company executive a highly offensive swear word and was later sacked via text message was unfairly dismissed. Read more.
CCIQ has come across recent cases of employees being taken off the books and re-signed as contractors. Read more.
Massage parlour workers who were wrongly fined for “a lack of passion”, “resisting hard work” and “speaking on the phone during a massage” have exposed major problems in the industry. 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.
The owner of a Brisbane cleaning business is facing court after allegedly underpaying four overseas workers. 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.
Deducting money from an employee’s pay can be unlawful if not authorised and for the benefit of the employee. 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.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says comments from the State Minister for Employment Grace Grace claiming that little can be done to change Queensland’s youth unemployment crisis are deeply concerning. Read more.