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$284,000 in penalties after “heinous” conduct at Gold Coast restaurant
19 Oct 2017
The operators of a Gold Coast restaurant have been penalised more than $284,000 and criticised by a Judge for their “heinous” conduct after paying overseas workers as little as $8 an hour and using false records to try to cover it up.
Businesses urged to avoid increased penalties for record-keeping breaches
18 Oct 2017
Maximum penalties for businesses that breach record-keeping laws have recently doubled and the Fair Work Ombudsman is helping operators reduce their risk of being exposed to big fines with the release of a new online training course.
7-Eleven franchisee in court after allegedly dismissing worker who refused cash-back
18 Oct 2017
A 7-Eleven Franchisee in Brisbane is facing court for allegedly dismissing a worker by removing him from the roster after he refused his employer’s request to repay an amount he had been paid.

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