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Regional NSW restaurant back-pays staff $22k

Regional NSW restaurant back-pays staff $22k

The restaurant will back-pay more than $22,000 to 24 workers – including teenagers paid as little as $7 per hour – following an audit by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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.

Canberra café operator facing court over pay slip contraventions

Canberra café operator facing court over pay slip contraventions

The former operator of a Canberra café is facing court for alleged serious contraventions of record-keeping and pay slip laws.

Gold Coast restaurant allegedly paid overseas workers $8 an hour

Gold Coast restaurant allegedly paid overseas workers $8 an hour

Most of the employees, who performed various cooking and waiting duties, were Japanese citizens aged in their 20s who were in Australia on 417 working holiday visas.

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Key Callinan changes to begin from Friday 16 December

Key Callinan changes to begin from Friday 16 December

Key aspects of the government’s response to the Callinan Review will be enacted in time for the festive season with the allowances for small bars and extension of takeaway and home delivery alcohol sales to 11pm to come into effect from Friday.

Digital RSA and RCG competency cards now available in NSW

Digital RSA and RCG competency cards now available in NSW

New South Wales (NSW) residents can now download digital licences on their smartphone or tablet, with the launch of the digital Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) Competency Cards.

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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.

Gold Coast youth urged to join hospitality industry

Gold Coast youth urged to join hospitality industry

Young people on the Gold Coast are being urged to consider a career in the kitchen as the region’s restaurants and cafés struggle with a growing skills shortage.

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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