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August 2019

Fair Work Ombudsman Declares Intention to Be ‘Harder-Handed.’

30/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has declared an intention to be ‘hard handed’ with large businesses who engage in underpayments, even...

The gig economy is here to stay. How will it change Australia's working landscape?

29/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

News that US-based food delivery company DoorDash will open in Australia is further proof that the 'gig economy' is here to stay. But...

Man Fined $21,000 For Deliberately Setting Apprentice Alight At Work

29/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

A man has been fined $21,000 for setting a colleague alight, in what is the individual biggest fine handed down for workplace bullying...

700 People Died in 2018 From Cancer Caused By Asbestos: Report

28/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

Almost 700 people died from asbestos-related cancers in Australia in 2018, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare revealed this...

Ex-worker files lawsuit alleging Deliveroo ‘took him for a ride’

28/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

Food delivery giant Deliveroo is being sued by a former worker in a case that could have major ramifications for the gig...

Hairdressers' Penalty Rates Face The Chop

27/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

Hair and beauty business groups are campaigning to slash the Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for over 89,000 employees,...