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business insurance

Reinsurance initiative a boost for Northern Australian small businesses

Small businesses in northern Australia will benefit from a reinsurance pool to help fund recovery from cyclones and floo...
JobKeeper, government, loan

More businesses likely to be eligible for JobKeeper after ATO review

More Australian businesses may be eligible for JobKeeper after a Federal Court decision that granted eligibility to a co...
cleaning company, cleaner

Cleaning company charged over alleged underpayments

A WA cleaning company has been found to have allegedly underpaid 35 employees a total of $119,318 despite previous FWO w...

Trolley collector to face court after unsuccessful underpayment appeal

A trolley collector who unsuccessfully appealed an FWO order to backpay a former employee has been ordered to face the F...
vaccine, vaccination

Can employers force employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Employers need to balance their responsibility to look after their employees' health and respecting their individual rig...
tax hotspots, audit

The tax opportunities and implications of running a small business

What do you need to know about the tax opportunities and pitfalls that starting a new business brings and ensure you rem...
second income, unpaid wages,, recovered, workers

Hobart workers get back over $550,000 in underpayments

The FWO has taken action against 35 of 45 businesses Hobart’s "cheap eats" food precincts audited as part of a national ...
ATO protecting honest businesses, unfair contract terms

Unpaid wages recovered for disability service workers

An FWO investigation into disability service providers in NSW and Victoria has uncovered widespread non-compliance with ...
Subcontractors, ACCC

Contractors reminded to report income

The ATO is ramping up compliance with rules around income reporting by contractors through its new Taxable Payments Repo...
hotel industry

Hotelier to face court over alleged underpayments

The FWO is taking court action against a WA hotel over the alleged underpayment of 13 employees, among them visa holders...