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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...

Three HR mistakes that can be costly for a small business

Despite knowing how complex workplace relations are to navigate, many SMEs still make the mistake of waiting until a big...

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...
vaccine, vaccination

Vaccinations, remote work safety foremost among employers’ concerns

Last month Employsure saw the biggest spike in vaccination-related calls to its advice line since the vaccine rollout be...

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...
trademarks

Can Banksy teach us anything about keeping your trademark?

The real purpose of trademarks is to make sure there is no confusion by the buying public as to where their purchase has...

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...
consumer law

The ABC of Australian Consumer Law for small business

No two businesses are the same, so it’s in your best interests to understand how consumer law applies to your business s...
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...