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Former Caltex franchisee fined $77,000 for pay record issues

Former Caltex franchisee fined $77,000 for pay record issues

The Federal Circuit Court judgment is the latest aftershock from a 2016 investigation into wage issues in Caltex's network by this masthead.

  • by Nick Bonyhady

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Pubs with no cheer - Australian hotels fail staff and customers
Opinion
Pubs

Pubs with no cheer - Australian hotels fail staff and customers

Pubs cultivate a welcoming atmosphere - but only so they can exploit their employees and you.

  • by Jenna Price
Sushi joint first target as workplace cop unleashes new powers
Fair Work

Sushi joint first target as workplace cop unleashes new powers

The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a landmark case aiming to protect vulnerable workers.

  • by Anna Patty
7-Eleven operator fined $335,000 in wage scandals
Fair Work

7-Eleven operator fined $335,000 in wage scandals

Another 7-Eleven operator has been implicated in the convenience store chain’s “cash-back” wage exploitation scandal.

  • by Nick Toscano
ABC admits it has underpaid up to 2500 casual staff over six years
Employment

ABC admits it has underpaid up to 2500 casual staff over six years

A union expects the broadcaster to face a "sizeable" bill, after the broadcaster admitted underpaying one staff member $19,000 over three years.

  • by Michael Koziol
BHP told to give 'workplace dinosaur' his job back after unfair sacking
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BHP Billiton

BHP told to give 'workplace dinosaur' his job back after unfair sacking

In conclusion upon reinstatement, Fair Work said that in some respects Mr Macklin could be considered a 'workplace dinosaur', and likened him to the character Brooks Hatlen from The Shawshank Redemption.

  • by Matt Bungard
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Umpire rules worker fairly sacked over 'extra padding' comment
Workplace

Umpire rules worker fairly sacked over 'extra padding' comment

A market research interviewer who lost her job after suggesting a co-worker had "natural extra padding" in an argument about office temperature has had her unfair dismissal appeal thrown out.

  • by Matt Bungard
Resort restaurant manager allegedly underpaid staff for third time

Resort restaurant manager allegedly underpaid staff for third time

The former restaurant manager is set to become only the second person to face three Fair Work Ombudsman legal actions.

  • by Toby Crockford
Unions press ALP to remove 40-hour work restriction for international students

Unions press ALP to remove 40-hour work restriction for international students

A future Labor government would stop information about international students who report underpayment of wages from being shared between the Fair Work Ombudsman and Department of Home Affairs under a resolution to its national party conference.

  • by Anna Patty
Fair Work inspectors raid eatery lanes in Melbourne
Workplace

Fair Work inspectors raid eatery lanes in Melbourne

Fair Work inspectors are raiding restaurants and cafes in Melbourne CBD's Degraves Street and Hardware Lane dining strips.

  • by Anna Patty
WA cleaner underpaid workers nearly $450,000
Industrial relations

WA cleaner underpaid workers nearly $450,000

WA commercial cleaning company Delron Cleaning found it had underpaid its workforce more than $447,000 after it commissioned an external audit.