It started a few years ago; I’d get a call on Wednesday from the manager of our small food business telling me that he was taking the next couple of days off. Read more.
The Fair Work Commission has ruled that a worker who called a company executive a highly offensive swear word and was later sacked via text message was unfairly dismissed. Read more.
The owner of a Brisbane cleaning business is facing court after allegedly underpaying four overseas workers. Read more.
Logistics company Direct Freight Express was required to pay $25,000 to a wrongly terminated employee, even though the company allegedly held footage of him stealing a package in transit. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says strong retail sales figures point to promising signs for the new year. Read more.
In 2010, Ms Roberts started work with View Launceston Pty Ltd as a real estate agent. After an initial period of employment, Ms Roberts made 18 allegations of bullying against colleagues, the Principal and Co-Director of View, James Bird, and Sales Administrator, Lisa Bird. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has provided strong opposition to the proposal to standardise the payroll tax rates across all Australian States. Read more.
Too often, businesspeople are pressured into making their HR problems go away with secret payments to disgruntled staff. But is that simply feeding an insatiable beast? Read more.
It'll happen. There will come a time when one of your employees acts in a way that means they simply can't stay on. As business owners, doing something about it falls to you. But there are ways you can make it easier on yourself, your business and the person you're letting go. Read more.
Despite simplifying more than 500 state-based awards into a national set of 122 Modern Awards a few years ago, getting payments right is still a headache. In certain industries – think shift-workers and casual hospitality staff – it’s even tougher for employers to avoid pay mistakes. Read more.
You'll be hard-pressed to find an employer who enjoys paying leave loading, workers' comp, super or tax. But the law takes a dim view of bosses who try to pass employees off as contractors to avoid these costs. Read more.
Name-calling, nasty text messages, gossip or just sheer physical abuse… bullying is so childish we like to think even children should be above it. However, bullying is common among adults, too. Especially at work. Read more.