Thursday, August 22, 2019

Business owner defends staff after brutal remarks from customer

Originally published under Quest Community News Michael Pulvirenti never told anyone about the special needs of some of his employees. But an especially harsh...

Do you employ casuals? You need to know this

In October 2018, most modern awards were changed to include a model casual conversion clause. This clause has implications for businesses who...

Employer ordered to reinstate woman sacked for being drunk

Most Australian workers would have potentially lost their jobs if getting drunk once at an after-work function was grounds for being sacked,...

Business pleads with PM for dismissal law shake-up

Business leaders have warned that “going away money” has become a feature of the Australian workplace and will call on Scott Morrison to make...

FNQ starved for workers but visa applicants continually denied

The number of skilled migrants applying to work in Far North Queensland has grown exponentially in the past five years however local business advocates...

Tips for small business to innovate and grow in 2019

The New Year is an excellent time for small business owners to reflect and reset for the year ahead.

Highly-paid miners to opt out of Workplace Relations, says bosses

Miners and other resource sector workers earning more than $142,000 a year should be able to waive their rights in the workplace relations system...

5 things you should never say when dismissing an employee

Originally published via Portner Press Once you decide to dismiss an employee, after considering all the legal implications and establishing that...

The True Cost of an Unfair Dismissal

What constitutes an unfair dismissal? ‘Unfair dismissal’ is a phrase on the rise but is still a term that...
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Franchising report calls for sector overhaul after inquiry

The parliamentary inquiry into the $170 billion franchising sector has called for a total overhaul of Australia’s franchising system in a damning...