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Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue enter compliance partnership with FWO

Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue enter compliance partnership with FWO

Australian café sector business Foodco Group Pty Ltd has made a public commitment to ensure compliance with workplace laws across its 300 plus outlets by partnering with the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Fast tracked 457 visas cancelled for fast food industry

Fast tracked 457 visas cancelled for fast food industry

The federal government will reduce the number of 457 skilled worker visas given to fast food chains, including McDonald’s, according to a statement released by the Department of Immigration.

Penalty rates decision a mixed bag: R&CA

Penalty rates decision a mixed bag: R&CA

R&CA CEO, John Hart said he's pleased the Fair Work Commission has acknowledged the differences in hospitality work to traditional sectors, but highlighted the association’s disappointment in leaving the Restaurant Industry Award largely unchanged.

Penalty rates cut for hospitality workers

Penalty rates cut for hospitality workers

The Fair Work Commission has announced Sunday penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast food workers.

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Non-domestic assaults down: new BOCSAR research

Non-domestic assaults down: new BOCSAR research

Assaults have increased in areas around the Kings Cross and Sydney CBD lockout precincts, a new study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found.

Interim restaurant authorisations now available from Liquor & Gaming NSW

Interim restaurant authorisations now available from Liquor & Gaming NSW

From 31 January online applicants seeking to serve liquor in restaurants and cafés under standard trading hours and conditions will be eligible to obtain an interim restaurant authorisation.

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Explainer: where to from here on penalty rates?

Explainer: where to from here on penalty rates?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the government respects the ruling of the commission, but stressed that it had the power to implement the changes gradually to soften the blow for workers.

Cutting Sunday penalty rates will hurt young people the most

Cutting Sunday penalty rates will hurt young people the most

Research tells us that while a third of Australians rely on regular Sunday shifts as part of their wage, nearly 40 percent of young people rely on penalty rates to survive.

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.

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