Is your disability impacting your work?

  The Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates that in 2012, 8.8% of the total Australian workforce population had a disability and were in paid employment. Disability in the workplace is common, but what happens when you are told you can’t perform your job because of your disability? In Australia, discrimination in the workplace is regulated

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Master chef’s blunder: Payroll error leaves up to $2.6M owing

Minor payroll and employment errors can lead to significant issues for employers, as MasterChef judge, George Calombaris, has recently discovered. An error in the payroll system of Mr Calombaris’s company, MAdE Establishment Group, lead to up to 430 employees being underpaid as a result of a misclassification of employees and a miscalculation of how overtime

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The Risk of Outdated Employment Policies?

Employees should have policies that are consistent with the Employment legislation in the correct jurisdiction. In New South Wales the Fair Work Act applies. Inconsistent policies expose an employer to risks of not complying with the legislation and incurring penalties. The case of Scullin v Coffey Projects (Australia) Pty Ltd highlights what can happen if an employer follows outdated policies.

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Unpaid or underpaid employees

The recent matter of Wilson v Nowra Coaches Pty Ltd highlights the difficulty employees and employers face when determining an employee’s minimum employment entitlements. Background Wilson commenced a small claim action against his employer, Nowra Coaches, in the Federal Circuit Court, alleging that he had been underpaid $16,189.41. This amount consisted of 5.25 hours pay

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