Posts by Thomas Birkbeck for News:
Unions will campaign ahead of this year's state election for the Andrews government to make ‘wage theft’ a crime and punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Read more.
Two Fair Work Ombudsman campaigns in recent weeks highlight the number of regional small businesses who are struggling to comply with workplace laws. Read more.
A small construction business in South Australia has been ordered to pay a former worker 15 years’ worth of annual leave, after a Federal Circuit Court judge found he should have accrued the leave entitlements of a permanent employee during his tenure. Read more.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has brought proceedings relating to redundancy entitlements, in a new legal action against services company Spotless Services Australia Limited for allegedly contravening workplace laws when it terminated the employment of three workers at Perth International Airport. Read more.
More than 90% of unfair dismissal claims over the past year were resolved before they reached a hearing involving a Fair Work Commissioner, but experts say disputes can still cost businesses significant time and money even if they never make it to the formal hearing stage. Read more.
A Queensland mine worker who was sacked after a 19-year-old colleague accused him of touching her backside and making sexual comments has won his job back after the Fair Work Commission said there was insufficient evidence. Read more.
In today’s business environment, internet connectivity is often considered vital to a business’ success. Businesses rely much of their success on how well their business is connected to the rest of world through the Internet. Read more.
Every three and a half minutes an unfair dismissal claim is made against an employer. Read more.