Sacked for being too fat

Cara Waters 4:16 PM   Fair Work Commission finds obese worker fairly dismissed because his weight created a workplace safety issue.

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'Keeping you both in the office is a no'

Most teachers have experienced dealing with students who are victims of violence in their homes.

Cara Waters   What do you do if both the alleged perpetrator and victim of domestic violence work in the same office? This business sacked the victim.

Be thankful you work in Australia

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James Adonis   It's the time of year to give thanks that you work in Australia, not the United States.

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Do you suffer from back-breaking work?

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Tony Featherstone   Lower back pain a bigger problem for business as an ageing workforce sits for more hours at a computer.

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Is your computer causing you grief?

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James Adonis   If you stare at a computer screen all day you may already be suffering from computer vision syndrome.

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Garbage queen's $10 million business

Capital City Waste Management founder Le Ho has succeeded in a male-dominated area.

Cara Waters   There's nothing sexy about garbage but Le Ho went into the waste management business precisely because it's always in demand.

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Moore Stephens wins restraint of trade injunction

The Supreme Court of South Australia judgment 'devastated' former WKYA Consulting owner Geoffrey Richmond.

Cara Waters   Accountancy firm Moore Stephens has won in a court room battle to enforce restraint of trade clauses.

When did you last LOL at work?

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James Adonis   And what happens when workplace humour goes wrong?

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Koko Black collapse 'out of the blue'

Koko Black chocolates in the Royal Arcade, Melbourne.

Cara Waters   Luxury chocolate retailer Koko Black has collapsed into administration but administrators Deloitte insist it's "business as usual".

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Ugh, not another meeting!

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James Adonis   Meetings are tortuous enough through the fact they involve other people. Here's how to take the pain out of meetings.

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Couriers: The $4 billion industry that still doesn't deliver

James Chin Moody, founder of Sendle, a delivery company that owns no vans.

Louis White   Small businesses are suffering because couriers aren't bringing the goods.

Is your boss talking to you?

Quiet chat: Encourage employees to start the conversation.

Claire Dunn   Employees crave attention and feedback but often the boss is too busy to chat.

Unfair dismissal payout after arrest on accessory to murder charge

A butcher's apprentice has received a payout after being arrested on a charge of being an accessory to murder.

Cara Waters   Armidale butcher ordered to pay six weeks' wages after sacking found to have breached Small Business Fair Dismissal Code.

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Domestic violence: the impact at work

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James Adonis   Thousands of women (and probably some men) are having their livelihood ruined by forces beyond their immediate control.

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Noise polluters in the office stress workers

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James Adonis   Is the level of noise in your workplace enough to deaden thought and deafen ears?

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Why do customers get lost in the mail?

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Tony Featherstone   Poor record-keeping and information management still a problem for business.

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The pitfalls of segregation in the workplace

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James Adonis   Certain genders, ethnicities and sexualities are over-represented in some jobs. There are good reasons why this happens but there are pitfalls in avoiding trying to achieve a greater balance.

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Time to get serious about seniorpreneurs

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Tony Featherstone   Governments must prepare for higher numbers of older business owners.

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How to get more tips

Jason Ghebar says service keeps tips coming.

Kate Jones   What are two essential ingredients for filling the coin jar?

You really can train your brain

Jenny Brockis: productive and innovative workplaces rely on good brain and physical health.

Kate Jones   What are the three secrets to developing real smarts?

Should weekend work be restricted?

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Tony Featherstone   There's a lot to be said from a productivity perspective for banning staff from taking work home.

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Is envy killing your career?

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James Adonis   There are two types of this deadly sin and one of them risks getting you into real trouble at work.

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Six reasons why you need to step on the brakes

Taking time out also lowers the "stress hormone" cortisol.

Caroline James   There are many times in business when it pays to slow right down.

Working from home can drive you insane

Jon Le Breton knows what it's like to work from home in a corporate role as well as a self-employed business person.

Christine Long   If you're going mad as a solopreneur we can help save your sanity with these easy tips.

Interning not just for the young

Age discrimination tends to be is in the mind of the mature job seeker rather than in the mind of the employer, says career coach and author Rupert French.

Christine Long   Older trainees deliver huge business benefits.

Why flexible working can hurt your career

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Tony Featherstone   Why do so many managers still have an antiquated 'bums on seats' mentality?

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Forget work friends on Facebook

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James Adonis   Why you should shun certain social media sites when it comes to colleagues.

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White collar life not always the dream

Dwayne and Olivia Bramble took a leap of faith that took them from senior roles in fashion brand management to don work shirts and boots.

Claire Dunn   Meet three former executives for whom life behind a desk was never going to provide satisfaction.

The true cost of cute cat videos

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James Adonis   Researchers have explored what procrastination really means for productivity.

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Do marks still matter?

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Tony Featherstone   Are companies placing too much emphasis on the wrong things in recruitment?

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