As we move into the final stages of winter, the cacophony of coughs and dripping of noses is intensifying in many Australian workplaces. There is something curiously contradictory about the Australian psyche which results in many employees attending for work when they are ill and yet taking “sickies” on other days when they are in fact well.
Interestingly the Supreme Court of Poland has upheld an employer’s decision to sack an employee for not taking sick leave. Unfortunately the case…Continue
The alleged “forced” resignations of two senior AFL officials last week after disclosing affairs with co-workers has again sparked public debate about the legal issues and consequences surrounding workplace romances: http://wwos.nine.com.au/2017/07/14/12/03/afl-important-announcement-gillon-mclachlan…Continue
The value of the Federal Penalty Unit is set to increase by approximately 15% from 1 July 2017.
In an employment context, this means that employers can be fined up to $63,000 per breach of the Fair Work Act, whilst individuals (such as directors, managers and others found to be “accessories”) can be personally fined up to $12,600 per breach.
Last financial year the Fair Work Ombudsman ran extensive audit campaigns in a number of industries. Of the businesses audited,…Continue
The public have expressed outrage regarding recent revelations surrounding Bakers Delights’ employment arrangements at some of its Victorian franchises.
Earlier this week most media outlets jumped on the story of a young girl allegedly being paid just $38.50 for a 4 hour Sunday shift (which is reportedly around half of what she would be entitled to under the applicable modern award).
It is clear from even a cursory review of the media articles and commentary on this matter that…Continue