Wages

Wages Archives

payroll, STP

Five tips for small-business owners to ease up STP compliance

While some small businesses initially got deferrals for STP phase 1, most exemptions ended on 1 July, and more businesse...
redundancy pay

Do I always need to pay terminated employees redundancy pay?

It’s important to get legal advice on what you may owe in redundancy pay should you terminate employees or reduce their ...

Regional cafe in hot water over alleged underpayment of cook

The operator of an Echuca cafe has allegedly failed to comply with a Compliance Notice that ordered him to backpay a coo...

Bubble tea operator to face court over the alleged underpayment of 20 employees

FWO inspectors found that the 20 workers had been paid flat rates of $10 to $18 per hour, rates below their entitlements...

Cocktail bar penalised over underpayments

The judge noted that the employee’s working holiday visa status put her in “a particularly disempowered position” to dem...

FWO recovers over $200,000 in wages for Gold Coast workers

The wages of 446 underpaid workers have been recovered as a result of the FWO's targeted auditing of Gold Coast's "cheap...
cashback

Transport company hauled to court over alleged JobKeeper cashback scheme

A Queensland transport company allegedly breached the Fair Work Act by requiring one of its drivers to enter into an ill...

Retailers likely to feel more financial stress due to minimum wage increase

Even with the delay in implementation for retail, many businesses will struggle with the minimum wage increase as lockdo...
Gender pay gap

Gender pay gap still an issue despite diversity claims

Research shows that 80 per cent of businesses still pay their female executives 30-35 per cent less than their male coun...
food and drink

Underpayments land Brisbane cafe in hot water

A judge noted in his decision that the arrangement for a cafe's employees to be paid in food and drink rather than mone...