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Fair Work – VIC – Union faces legal action over alleged unlawful industrial action at Woolworths sites

Union faces legal action over alleged unlawful industrial action at Woolworths sites The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against the National Union of Workers (NUW) over alleged unlawful industrial action at two Woolworths distribution centres in Melbourne last year. The legal action, filed in the Federal Court, relates to employees of two Woolworths subsidiary companies taking unprotected industrial action at distribution centres in Laverton and Broadmeadows in August, 2015. It is alleged that

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Fair Work – TAS – Woolworths’ supply chain in spotlight, with allegations of cleaners being short-changed

Fair Work – TAS – Woolworths’ supply chain in spotlight, with allegations of cleaners being short-changed Just weeks after expressing concern about the ongoing exploitation of vulnerable trolley collectors at Woolworths supermarkets, the Fair Work Ombudsman is seeking to shine a light on alleged underpayments in another of the company’s supply chains. The Fair Work Ombudsman today announced it is taking legal action after finding four cleaners at Woolworths supermarkets in Tasmania were allegedly short-changed

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Judge Rules Dismissal Justified But Harsh for Social Media Insults.

Judge Rules Dismissal Justified But Harsh for Social Media Insults. In April of 2016 a court case was heard regarding an employee of a government department claiming unfair dismissal for making inappropriate comments, while engaging on Social Media.  Listed below are some of the comments made by the employee •    Contradicting the department’s social media unit regarding incorrect information about Centrelink benefits. •    Expressing “embarrassed to work there” •    Another user posted that workers in

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Comply or Face the Consequences

Comply or Face the Consequences businesses be aware… Recently legislation was introduced to allow anonymous online “tip-offs” of businesses failing to comply with workplace laws and regulations.  This has put an unprecedented amount of pressure on all businesses with regard to compliance. In the first four weeks of the service becoming live, over 500 reports had been lodged by anonymous “dobbers” which centred around concerns re rates of pay and has brought many companies (i.e.

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Fair Work – NSW – Almost $800,000 back-pay for 83 workers

Almost $800,000 back-pay for 83 workers Dozens of factory workers on the NSW Mid-North Coast have now been reimbursed a total of $795,000 after they were underpaid last year. The employer has repaid all outstanding entitlements under a repayment plan agreed to with the Fair Work Ombudsman. The voluntary back-payment is the largest the Fair Work Ombudsman was able to achieve this financial year without the need for enforcement action. The 83 workers were employed

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5 Easy Steps to Creating and Using an Organisation Chart

5 Easy Steps to Creating and Using an Organisation Chart Don’t be phased with the idea of creating an organisation chart.  With a little patience you can have your own detailed chart on your computer in front of you by incorporating the following steps. 1.    Relevance A really useful way to display your company’s position in the HR area.  It is imperative that all of the information be current and that all data be correct

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Fair Work – QLD – Record penalty against 7-Eleven operator who systematically exploited staff

Record penalty against 7-Eleven operator who systematically exploited staff A record penalty of more than $400,000 has been imposed against the operators of a 7-Eleven store which systematically exploited its workers. It is the largest-ever Court-imposed penalty achieved by the Fair Work Ombudsman. The penalty follows an investigation and litigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman which found 12 7-Eleven employees in Brisbane had been short-changed over $82,000. While some of the money was paid-back, the

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Fair Work – NSW – Fast food operator allegedly underpaid Korean employees $108,000, fabricated records

Fast food operator allegedly underpaid Korean employees $108,000, fabricated records The owner-operator of a chain of fast food outlets in Sydney is facing Court for allegedly underpaying 11 Korean employees more than $108,000 and fabricating employment records. The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against Sydney man Jae Kwang Kim, who owns and operates six ‘Little Vienna’ outlets in the Sydney CBD. Also facing Court is Mr Kim’s company,

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Fair Work – QLD – Record penalties and landmark Order making businessman personally liable for back-payments

Record penalties and landmark Order making businessman personally liable for back-payments A federal judge has imposed record penalties and a precedent-setting Court Order for a businessman to personally back-pay employees following a case involving the “calculated and deliberate” underpayment of security guards on the Gold Coast. The penalties, totalling more than $308,000, are the highest achieved by the Fair Work Ombudsman in Queensland. Businessman Owen Ivor Jennings has been penalised $51,400 and his company Step

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Fair Work – QLD – Brisbane barista paid $10 an hour

Brisbane barista paid $10 an hour A Brisbane café which paid a young barista as little as $10 an hour has been cautioned over its workplace practices. The café underpaid the 19-year-old a total of $6650 in just six months. The barista was treated as a contractor and told he needed to acquire an Australian Business Number (ABN). However, the worker should have been classified as a casual employee, not an independent contractor. The teenager

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