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Wage watch! 6 must-know employee award changes in 2020

02/01/2020

The passing of the new year welcomed Australia into a fresh decade, and while many of us are still suffering the throes of the party season, industry regulators are already

6 brand overhauls we loved in 2019

17/12/2019

There’s nothing more appealing a fresh new look. Whether it be a new coat of paint or upmarket update, everyone loves to keep things contemporary. When it comes to brand

Burger chain pack pays workers whopping $1.12m

06/12/2019

The Australian arm of Japanese burger chain MOS Burger has back-paid a whopping $1.12m to 285 workers following an investigation. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) investigation uncovered contraventions of the

SMEs to cash in on $520m business growth fund boost

03/12/2019

Small and medium sized businesses (SME) are set to get the boost they need, with the banking industry backing a new initiative. The big four buy-in sees the Australian business

Industry bodies back awards system review

25/11/2019

Amid growing wage theft reports, backing for a review of the nation’s award system is steadily swelling. The National Retail Association (NRA) on Friday said it was “ready, willing and

4 industry leaders on how to create a positive franchisee culture

20/11/2019

In the modern business landscape, companies like to throw around the notion of culture, however in franchising, it’s more than just a buzzword. Creating a positive franchisee culture is critical

Wage theft inquiry to probe systematic underpayment

15/11/2019

Employers who underpay workers are set to face close scrutiny, with the Federal government launching an official wage theft inquiry. The wage theft inquiry comes after corporate regulators and watchdogs identified

“Complex system” not to blame for wage theft

13/11/2019

Is Australia’s award system so complex major corporations capable of handling millions of customers and billions of dollars can’t manage to pay employees properly? That’s the spin flowing freely in

Top Juice outlets audited for compliance

12/11/2019

Juice and smoothie franchise Top Juice has come under the microscope, after the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) conducted a series of surprise audits at outlets across the country. The Top

Government seeking feedback on franchising reform

12/11/2019

After months of deliberation, the federal government is calling on the franchise community to provide feedback on the feasibility of proposed sector reform. A newly announced Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)