The Fair Work Ombudsman brought legal action against Robert Maudsley, who runs a cattle feedlot west of Gympie, after he and his company underpaid six backpackers from Ireland and the UK a total of $38,254 between January 2014 and September 2015.
Following the State Government’s announcement of mandatory licensing to crack down on rogue labour hire operators, there has been some discussion on possible outcomes of moving to regulate the industry. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ), in collaboration with other industry associations, surveyed more than 1000 small businesses to assess the impact of the Fair Work laws, including penalty rates provisions. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has discussed the significance of the Fair Work Commission decision on penalty rates on ABC Radio Brisbane on Monday. Read more.
Small business operators from across Australia have spoken loud and clear – reducing penalty rates will allow them to hire more staff and give more work hours to existing staff, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. Read more.
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 Sydney cleaning operator has been fined more than $11,000 for refusing to back-pay two international students who were underpaid about a quarter of that amount. Read more.
Industry and business groups have expressed concern about a court decision which gives casual workers greater rights. Read more.
A BMW dealership manager with a history of viewing pornography at work was unfairly sacked for looking up swimsuit models on his computer, the workplace tribunal has ruled. 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.
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.