National Library Underpayment

National Library Underpayment

The National Library of Australia, based in Canberra, has self-reported underpaying casual workers for the past two decades. The National Library is a public Commonwealth entity and has entered an enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman. The payroll...
WA Hospitality Workers Underpaid

WA Hospitality Workers Underpaid

Nearly 400 West Australian hospitality workers have been underpaid by restaurants and cafes that do not comply with employment law. Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety inspectors discovered 49 WA cafes and restaurants were underpaying staff during a...
457 Visa Holder Unfairly Dismissed

457 Visa Holder Unfairly Dismissed

A 457 Visa holder has been unfairly dismissed despite fabricating his qualifications and recording his employer’s conversations. A cook was employed by a Chinese restaurant in Adelaide on a 4-year fixed-term contract prepared by the Department of Home affairs. He was...
Workplace Mental Health

Workplace Mental Health

The Allianz Future Thriving Workplaces report has examined workplace mental health and workers compensation claims, finding the cost of mental health injuries is on the rise. On average, the benefits paid for primary psychological injury claims are up to four times...
Company Pays Over $5 Million For Unfair Dismissal

Company Pays Over $5 Million For Unfair Dismissal

The employer of a senior manager who denied his claims of bullying and then unfairly dismissed him has been directed to pay $5 million damages, fines, and compensation. The judge decided the case was an example to deter other employers who may be tempted to dismiss...
Sexual harassment incurs $45,000 payment

Sexual harassment incurs $45,000 payment

A woman was sexually harassed by a delivery courier visiting her work, the payout of $45,000 included $20,000 aggravated damages after the courier sent her threats for having allegedly complained against him when she did not. The courier driver who frequented the...
Risks of Working Alone

Risks of Working Alone

A young worker newly employed has been assaulted during a robbery while working at a 24-hour service station. The worker was alone during the night shift when they were attacked. At 9 pm three men entered the service station separately and waited until other customers...
Record Number of Quad Bike Deaths

Record Number of Quad Bike Deaths

Farmsafe Australia has reported a record number of deaths for quad bikes this year, with 16 people dying in quad bike accidents and another 50 being injured. This record number of deaths may be due to more farm activity around harvest and more family and friends being...
Safety Alert: Station Hands Riding Horses

Safety Alert: Station Hands Riding Horses

A safety alert has been issued after incidents involving station hands riding horses without helmets. Not all cattle stations ensure station hands wear helmets when riding horses despite industry promotion. Riders instead wear cooler wide brimmed felt hats for comfort...
Human Resources and Farming

Human Resources and Farming

The Australian Agricultural sector, in particular, broad acre farming has changed considerably over the last 10 years. Family farms are now large entities that require a larger skill set than ‘just operating a tractor.’ Farmers are business men and women who now have...

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