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Endota Day Spa operator slammed for underpayment


The operator of six Endota Day Spa centres in Sydney has back-paid 13 workers more than $65,000 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). Chris Barbour, director of

Franchise brands urged to review minimum wage increase


The end of financial year (EOFY) celebrations kicked off early for workers with the national minimum wage increase officially rolled out on Monday. The minimum wage increase sees rates rise

“Nothing short of a disgrace” – Domino’s class action brewing


A franchise pizza giant is under fire, with staff and delivery drivers confirming a Domino’s class action suit is underway. The Domino’s class action, which was filed in Federal Court

2.2 million Aussie better off after minimum wage increase


More than 2.2 million Australians are set to better off after the Fair Work Commission (FWC) delivered a long-awaited pay rise. On Thursday, the body confirmed a 3 per cent

Penalty rates back on the block after Easter


Labor Party leader Bill Shorten put holiday penalty rates back in the conversation over the Easter long weekend, a period when many retailers paid lesser rates than in years past.

FWO springs Gami Chicken with surprise audits


The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has conducted a series of surprise audits on fast food franchise, Gami Chicken and Beer. The Gami Chicken surprise audits come after the FWO received

Penalty rate win for casual retail workers


Retail, fast-food and warehousing union, the SDA has announced a major win for over 350,000 casual workers in the retail sector.

Penalty rates cuts hit nation’s retail and fast-food franchises


With the July 1 deadline for the latest round of penalty rates cuts hitting over the weekend, more than 700,000 Australian workers including thousands in the retail and fast-food industries were impacted, but what does this mean for franchisors?

Penalty rate cuts look set to stay


A plan to overturn penalty rate cuts appears to have failed after Nationals MP George Christensen decided not to support the changes in the Lower House.