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Your CSR program should be improving staff morale, increasing your staff retention rates and it should be a profit centre to the business.

Epson recognised for Corporate Social Responsibility

Independent research rated Epson in the top two per cent of companies for Corporate Social Responsibility in its industry globally.

pregnancy

Restaurant penalised for pregnancy discrimination

A Perth restaurant has admitted to discrimination against a employee during pregnancy and to a director making derogatory comments about her appearan…

trades

Key trades in short supply this year

Forecast building and construction activity in Queensland suggests upcoming demand is going to exceed available supply in the local trades workforce.

Stadium cleaners allegedly underpaid

The stadium cleaners were allegedly underpaid minimum ordinary hourly rates, casual loadings and penalty rates under the Cleaning Services Award 2010.

tax concessions

Targeted, simpler small-business tax concessions welcomed

The life cycle approach should allow for better-targeted assistance in tax concessions to meet real-world commercial issues facing small businesses.

restaurant

Surfers Paradise restaurant faces court

The restaurant failed to comply with a Compliance Notice requiring it to calculate and backpay alleged underpayments of restaurant employees.

Cafe operator facing court for non-compliance

The cafe failed to comply with a Compliance Notice requiring it to calculate and back-pay any outstanding amounts owing to a number of employees.

farmers

New project to connect fire-ravaged farmers with the help they need

The Helping Hand Project aims to connect people to affected farmers and provide them with labour, agistment, feed or machinery.

platform

Platform offers virtual products from bushfire-affected local communities

“It’s My Shout” allows consumers to choose from products offered in bushfire-ravaged areas, with all proceeds being donated to local businesses.

honey

Drought and bushfire relief honey launched to support beekeepers

“2019 was an extremely difficult year for beekeepers…particularly those affected by the worst of the drought and bushfires in NSW and Queensland.”

Cafe franchisee faces tenfold increase in max penalties

The franchisee committed what are considered to be “serious contraventions” under the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws.

ASBFEO welcomes Dairy Code dispute resolution function

The mandatory code that took effect from 1 January 2020 aims to give Australian dairy farmers a framework to negotiate a fair price for their product…

Business community in support of those suffering from the bushfire crisis

Businesses in Australia and the Business Council of Australia are coordinating to provide support and relief to those suffering from the bushfire cris…

transport industry

Transport company in court over alleged driver underpayments

Transport company allegedly underpaid drivers hourly overtime rates and public holiday rates, and didn’t pay their annual or personal leave.

unfair contract

ASBFEO backs unfair contract term protections for small business

The ASBFEO is calling for stronger unfair contract term protections for small businesses by making unfair contracts illegal and imposing penalties.

Insolvency Practices Inquiry reveals small-business pain points

Small businesses feel a loss of control, devaluation of the business, and a lack of transparency throughout the insolvency process.

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