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Written by Workforce editor David Marin-Guzman. Exclusive Malaysian restaurant chain and so-called ‘Sydney institution’ Mamak is facing court action following claims it underpaid its foreign workers more than $87k, with its owners allegedly concealing the underpayments by providing false records to the workplace ombudsman. The Fair Work Ombudsman’s action filed late last year comes as ...more
Written by Workforce editor David Marin-Guzman. Domino’s Pizza has been charging customers a 10% surcharge for Sundays despite not paying its workers weekend penalty rates and not paying delivery drivers any casual loading. Workforce Daily can reveal that Domino’s drivers are caught in a murky mid-point between national minimum wage rates and the rates under ...more
Workplace Relations minister Bill Shorten, a key figure in last night’s caucus ousting of Julia Gillard, earlier today told radio station 3AW he had requested new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd that he retain the WR and financial services portfolio.
And the Federal Government’s 457 visa legislation has passed the House of Representatives despite fears earlier today the Bill could be dumped after it was left off today’s running order for debate.
— from Workforce Daily, 18734, 27 June 2013.
A Fair Work Commission full bench has quashed a decision refusing unfairly dismissed worker compensation because of her post-termination earnings, and set guidelines on interpreting the Fair Work Act’s s 392.
In the original decision, Commissioner Anna Cribb found on balance Ottrey Homes’s summary dismissal of Gloria Bowden for her part in a Facebook confrontation with a colleague had been harsh.
The Fair Work Commission has found sacking a worker for “smirking” when he was confronted about a safety violation was not a valid reason for dismissal.
The Federal Government’s decision to dump an inquiry into construction industry costs and productivity has angered business groups.
The Govt has blamed an alleged lack of interest by the Victorian Govt for jettisoning the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) review, which was due to deliver a final report on July 31, 2013.