Employment law & Industrial relations

  • One in 200 companies rort 457 visa scheme by Stephanie Zillman

    Official figures released by the Immigration Department indicate that previous estimates in relation to claims there has been ‘widespread’ rorting of the 457 visa scheme are without foundation.

  • Employee jailed for swapping urine samples by Stephanie Zillman

    A former public servant has been jailed for 12 months following the discovery that she falsified urine samples for workers at mine sites in WA's north west.

  • Air NZ accused of tattoo ‘double standard’ by Rose Sneyd

    Air New Zealand has been accused of dashing the dreams of a young mother who wanted to become an air hostess, terminating her interview on the discovery of her ta moko.

  • Business shamed for deducting wages by Astrid Wilson

    A Melbourne-based business has been named and shamed over the practice of deducting wages from employees who took toilet breaks outside of their designated break time.

  • Annual minimum wage review ‘bad timing for employers’ by Stephanie Zillman

    The annual minimum wage review has kicked off today, but according to some business heads, the review could not be worse timing for employers.

  • Organisation ordered to back-pay deceased worker by Iain Hopkins

    A Fair Work Ombudsman litigation has led to the back-payment of wages to the estate of an underpaid Brisbane worker, as well as fines in excess of $50k.

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