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Retail workers are struggling with high cost of living: union

Four out of five retail, fast food and warehouse workers surveyed said that the rising cost of living is putting pressur...
horticulture

Horticulture Award changes now in effect

The new Horticulture Award requires pieceworkers to be paid at least the "hourly rate for the pieceworker" multiplied b...
multiple, growth, sustainability

Small businesses experiencing strong sales growth

While many small businesses are still struggling to either find staff or schedule around isolation periods, sales growth...
post-pandemic, restrictions

Small business on gradual recovery after summer Omicron spike

While small businesses still see COVID-19 as a threat to their business, they are optimistic that conditions will be bet...
Cleaning industry, contractors

Sydney cleaning company penalised over non-payment of casual worker

The FWO are highlighting the fact that businesses who ignore Compliance Notices can face the threat of court-imposed pen...
cafe franchisees, franchisee, compliance, cafe businesses

Victorian sick leave plan for casual workers dubbed ‘illogical’

The scheme will provide five days or 38 hours of paid or carers leave for workers in a host of sectors in which many of ...

FWO recovers unpaid wages for 200+ sandwich franchise workers

"Improving compliance among franchises and in the food sector are ongoing priorities for the Fair Work Ombudsman."

NDIS plan-management provider gets court date for underpayments

The former worker was found to have been underpaid his benefits as well as the full-time minimum wage, payment-in-lieu-o...
obstructing

Transport operator penalised over unlawful JobKeeper cashback scheme

A judge descibed the conduct of the operator of a Queensland transport business as "reprehensible", "deliberate" and "ca...
electrical services

Electrical services operator charged over underpayments

The operator of electrical services firm admitted before the court that he was involved in the company’s failure to calc...