The success rate of employers in unfair dismissal cases has dropped below 40% for the first time, according to new figures. Read more.
Despite raising concerns over worker's performance, Brisbane business ordered to pay $5,000 in unfair dismissal case
The Fair Work Commission has found the dismissal of a human resources and training officer at a Queensland bitumen company was harsh and unjust, despite the business raising and documenting a number of concerns about the worker’s performance. Read more.
Workplace investigators have raided dozens of Fortitude Valley businesses to audit their wages records after tip-offs that bosses routinely underpaid staff Read more.
Fair Work inspectors have raided more than 80 businesses in NSW in response to complaints of rampant underpayment of young workers. Read more.
An employee at a Sydney RSL club will be paid more than $13,000 in compensation after the Fair Work Commission found she was constructively dismissed from her role when her employer cut her rostered shifts by 75%. Read more.
An agency named United Consulting supplied the employee to work as a mechanic at a car dealership in Richmond between January and March last year, but failed to pay the worker any wages. Read more.
A bartender whose till was out by hundreds of dollars had her shifts cut. She has won more than $13,000. Read more.
Police and government agencies have raided Lockyer Valley farms over allegations of workers being ripped off. Read more.
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Thursday 24 August, 2017 | By: Default Admin | Tags: IR
Every Queenslander deserves the right to go to work and return to home to their families at the end of the day. As a state, Queensland has come a long way in the last few years with workplace tragedies declining by over a third in the last 8 years as employers, employees and legislators take a collective approach to ensuring that workplace safety is a shared workplace responsibility. Read more.
A Gold Coast security company owner is facing charges in the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly sacking a worker sick with pneumonia, threatening to sack staff who spoke to the Fair Work Ombudsman and underpaying staff. Read more.
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.
Friday 14 July, 2017 | By: Jennifer Gutwenger | Tags: First Aid Training
As small business owners, we’re always thinking about productivity, immersed in day-to-day and in the grip of deadlines and targets. It can make getting to grips with other tasks like first aid training, often regarded as incidental to the core business, a little sticky. You’re not alone if you put them on the back burner. But you’re not wise, either. Hedging your bets and hoping that nothing untoward happens is neither good judgement nor good practice. Read more.
Protecting the Great Barrier Reef and its 64,000 direct and indirect jobs should be a major priority, according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
Queensland small businesses are once again facing an electricity price hike this year with the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) releasing its final determination on notified prices for Regional Queensland. An 8.2 per cent rise has been indicated, sending shockwaves throughout the business community. Read more.