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September 2019

WA Employee Sacked During Probation Wins $20,000 Compensation

04/09/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

An employer who sacked a website developer without warning during their probationary period has been ordered to pay $20,000 in...

OECD: Australia Needs To Look After Its Aged Workers Better

03/09/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released a report saying Australian workers would have longer working...

Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue franchisor to backpay employees

03/09/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

Foodco, the franchisor Jamaica Blue and Muffin Break cafés, has back-paid 166 employees a total of $26,562.30 under a two-year audit...

Uber Eats Drivers Ruled To Be Contractors, Not Employees

02/09/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

The Fair Work Commission has handed down a landmark ruling on Uber Eats drivers, with potential ramifications for the entire gig...

Australia’s Visa System Blamed For Farming Industry ‘Racketeering’

02/09/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The peak industry body for horticulture says law-abiding farmers are at breaking point because of chronic labour shortages that have...

August 2019

Government Release Draft Of Folau-Inspired Religious Discrimination Laws

30/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

Employees who express controversial religious views outside of work hours can only be sacked by big companies who can justify the...