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The Cheesecake Shop Underpayment

In a recent case, the Federal Court of Australia awarded a pastry chef one of Australia’s biggest payouts for underpayment of wages. In formulating the decision, the Court took into account the franchisee’s exploitative actions along with the severe mistreatment of the employee.

Employment Law Update : 1 July 2019 Updated Key Thresholds

July 1 is the beginning of the new financial year; bringing with it new legislation. This article sets out key minimum wage and superannuation thresholds and other key figures relevant for workplace laws.

The Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 (Vic) To Impact On The Victorian Community Service Sector, Security And Contract Cleaning Industry Employers From 1 July 2019

Employers in the community services sector, contract cleaning industry and security industry should take note of the Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 (Vic) (LSBP Act) that will come into effect on 1 July 2019.   The Long Service Benefits Portability Regulation is currently being drafted and will further clarify the scope of the LSBP Act upon being finalised and released.

What Will The FWO Be Prioritising In 2019/2020?

Recently, the Fair Work Ombudsman announced that its Compliance and Enforcement Priorities 2019-20, will place franchisors in the limelight. Franchisors should pay close attention to their minimum employment obligations to avoid the risk of penalties.