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Fair Work investigation: 7-Eleven pay back $173m in underpayments

While many workplaces and employees are focussed on just surviving Covid19 and lockdowns, it is vital that employers are also focussed on continuing to ensure that they are meeting their obligations to their employees, notwithstanding the pandemic. A prime example of what can happen if obligations are not complied with is the Fair Work Ombudsman’s

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Protecting your business from your employees

Employees can be both an essential asset of your business and its biggest risk. When employees have contact with your clients or have access to your business processes, know-how and trade secrets, it is essential that you protect your business against employees taking that information with them when they leave, or disclosing it if they

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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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Small Businesses – Unfair Terms in Standard Form Contracts

Big change for small business- Do your standard form business contracts contain unfair terms? From 12 November 2016 the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) will be scrutinising standard form contracts involving small businesses (being a business employing less than 20 people as determined on a headcount basis). New legislation means small business contracts must

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