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.
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.