Typical Legal Issues Facing Hospitality Businesses

Hospitality businesses are an integral part of the business community, not just providing us with our daily coffee and lunch, but contributing significantly to the economy. If you are an hospitality business owner, see how typical issues can affect the operation of you business.

It Pays to be Cooperative with the Workplace Ombudsman

The Commonwealth Government is reaping rewards from prosecuting small businesses for underpaid wages and entitlements. As advised in a previous newsletter, over the past 2 years, the Workplace Ombudsman has recovered more than $52 million in employee wage underpayments.

Victorian Wage Protection Legislation Commences

Further to our previous Employment Law Updates, the purpose of the Victorian Wage Protection Act is to prescribe the methods by which employers must pay their employees’ wages, as well as regulate an employer’s ability to make deductions from employees’ wages.

Migration Program on Skills in Critical Need

Migrants sponsored by employers and those with critical skills now receive priority from the Department of Immigration. This means the processing time for employer sponsored and skilled migrants will be shorter and Australian industry can more easily access overseas labour for its ongoing needs.