Franchisees and fuel retailers can now engage in collective bargaining with franchisors and suppliers on a voluntary basis without needing to worry about a possible competition law breach. It’s been made
The Franchise Council of Australia and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman have welcomed the Franchising Code of Conduct reforms announced by the Federal Government. The Code amendments
The Prime Minister has issued a stern warning to employers who exploit workers, in the wake of ongoing wage theft reports. Scott Morrison on Wednesday revealed that employers engaging in
Employers who deliberately engage in employee wage fraud may face jail time under a Morrison government plan to target migrant worker underpayment and exploitation. Kelly O’Dwyer, Industrial Relations Minister gave
A teenager’s first job can be deeply rewarding, a step towards independence and building skills. But that job may also involve an early taste of exploitative workplace behaviours, including abuse, bullying and harassment.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed plans to target the café, restaurant and take away food services industries in its next proposed round of Franchising Code (the Code) compliance audits.
More than 4000 workers at fast food chain Pizza Hut are set to receive penalty rates for the first time in 30 years, following a decision handed by the Fair Work Commission (FWC).
Experts are calling the bitter legal dispute between a Queensland-based skin technician and her former employer a stern warning of the importance of franchisee protection and enforceable restraints.
Experts are warning that the latest decision from the Industrial Court of Queensland may have sweeping implications for the state’s employers.
Hearing aid retailers Oticon Australia Pty Ltd (Oticon) and Sonic Innovations Pty Ltd (Sonic) have been ordered to pay $2.5m in penalties by the Federal Court following allegations of misleading behaviour.