govt and regulation

Young pastry apprentice back-paid $7300

Young pastry apprentice back-paid $7300

The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $7000 back-pay for a young worker at a food manufacturing business in inner Sydney.

Tasmanian restaurant back-pays $20,000 to underpaid staff

Tasmanian restaurant back-pays $20,000 to underpaid staff

The Fair Work Ombudsman is issuing businesses a warning about the dangers of paying flat rates after a restaurant on Tasmania’s east coast underpaid five employees more than $20,000.

Backpacker tax ruling an early Christmas present for hospitality: R&CA

Backpacker tax ruling an early Christmas present for hospitality: R&CA

The resolution of the backpacker tax will provide much needed certainty to tourism and hospitality operators heading into the busiest trading period of the year, said Restaurant & Catering Australia.

AHA praises Barnett’s penalty rates plan

AHA praises Barnett’s penalty rates plan

The AHA(WA) has welcomed comments made by West Australian premier, Colin Barnett, that if re-elected his government will address the issue of penalty rates, often referred to as a key inhibitor to profitability in the hospitality sector.

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Liquor & Gaming NSW reminds operators to be vigilant over festive season

Liquor & Gaming NSW reminds operators to be vigilant over festive season

Liquor & Gaming NSW has confirmed that inspectors will be maintaining a strong presence in venues across the state over the festive season.

New video mocks “abysmally lame” depiction of Sydney’s nightlife

New video mocks “abysmally lame” depiction of Sydney’s nightlife

A video released by Transport for NSW has been slammed by Sydneysiders and opponents of the city’s lockout laws, prompting a satirical come-back that’s now being shared widely across social media.

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Chef shortages, the 457 visa and the Trump effect

Chef shortages, the 457 visa and the Trump effect

Considering the projected growth for the industry and the chef shortage it's currently experiencing, you would think the government would do its best to facilitate relatively easy visa processes.

Backpacker tax to be 19% but departure tax will rise $5 in compromise package

Backpacker tax to be 19% but departure tax will rise $5 in compromise package

From 1 January, the tax rate for those on working holidays will be 19 percent on earnings up to A$37,000. This has been brought down from the proposed 32.5 percent.

Dispelling the skilled migration stigma

Dispelling the skilled migration stigma

An effective temporary skilled migration program isn’t about taking jobs from locals – it’s about stimulating hospitality businesses and creating opportunities for young Australians.

Simple number crunching exposes the reality of Australia’s chef shortage

Simple number crunching exposes the reality of Australia’s chef shortage

Justin Browne, managing director of Edupi, hospitality immigration specialists, analyses a medium sized restaurant's financials to shed light on the real reason why the industry is looking overseas to fill vacancies.

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