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Media Releases & News Updates

November 2017

Hospitality under the Fair Work spotlight.


Despite the hospitality industry employing only 7 per cent of Australia’s workforce, it accounted for the highest number of disputes (17...

October 2017

Research shows lack of bullying knowledge a risk for employers.


Only 1 in 2 Australian employers understand the legal requirements and have a defined action plan to address bullying according to...

New laws to tackle franchise worker exploitation.


Major changes to the franchise sector will take effect this Friday 27 October following the FWO’s commitment to tackle vulnerable worker...

September 2017

Higher penalties and liabilities for all employers.


The Government introduced harsher penalties for employers who fail to comply with the Fair Work Act and keep wage records in the Senate...

June 2017

The highest minimum wage increase since 2011 – what does this mean for small business?


The Fair Work Commission (FWC) today delivered its annual wage review. This decision will have a significant impact on all businesses and...