The Repercussions of Restaurant Underpayments of Wages

The Repercussions of Restaurant Underpayments of Wages

Recent cases of restaurant underpayments have drawn significant media attention. One such case is the alleged denial of employee wages by high-end restaurant chain Rockpool. The restaurant has been accused of tampering with pay and time-sheet software to make...
Creating A Return To Work Program

Creating A Return To Work Program

Instituting return to work arrangements It is a requirement that each employer creates a return to work program within 12 months of becoming an employer. This program must be redeveloped every two years in consultation with employees and any relevant unions. The...
Why Employers Need A Code Of Conduct – A Case Study

Why Employers Need A Code Of Conduct – A Case Study

Here is an example of a ruling that makes clear that employees who make personal or anonymous social media posts which conflict with the obligations or values set out in their workplace code of conduct may be dismissed as a result. On the 7 August the High Court...
Attracting Older Workers

Attracting Older Workers

Some time ago, the Victorian State Services Authority anticipated the ageing of the workforce. Analysis and suggestions toward older workers were originally aimed at the State Public Service, but have proved to be valid for older workers in other workplaces as well....
Minimum Wage Increase In Modern Awards

Minimum Wage Increase In Modern Awards

In May this year the Fair Work Commission held its annual review of wages, in which it was decided on a minimum wage increase of 3%. Whilst you likely heard that the increase would apply to the National Minimum Wage, most workers actually have their minimum rate of...