A factory worker who was sacked for chucking a hangover sickie after drinking too much on Anzac Day has been awarded $8000 in compensation after the Fair Work Commission found she was treated harshly. Read more.
According to the latest CCIQ/ReachTEL polling the next state election will be fought on five key battlegrounds, battlegrounds which could lead to significant casualties for the major parties in Queensland. Read more.
Two overseas backpackers who were paid low, flat rates while working at a crocodile farm in far north Queensland have been back-paid more than $13,000, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Read more.
The Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates has withstood a Federal Court challenge by unions United Voice and Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association. Read more.
Once upon a time there was a workforce that worked a full time load each week from their workplace premises. Enter 2017 and a wide range of part-time, flex-time, activity based working, job sharing and work from home arrangements present the modern day business with a whole new realm of opportunity and challenge when it comes to workforce planning and management. Read more.
Running a business is all consuming. To be successful we have to work crazy hours, give it our one hundred percent focus, take risks, make mistakes, have some victories and somewhere in amongst the madness have a life. We also need to make sure we are planning for the future. Read more.