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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.

Vegetarian comedian Dave Hughes hits back at MLA lamb ads with Facebook video

Vegetarian comedian Dave Hughes hits back at MLA lamb ads with Facebook video

The Alternative Meat Co., a company that offers plant-based meat alternatives that mimic beef, chicken and pork, has launched a video with comedian Dave Hughes.

Hospitality United launches in Queensland

Hospitality United launches in Queensland

Hospitality United, a new team within United Voice, launched in Queensland on Monday 5 December. The new network is currently comprised of more than 400 workers.

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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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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.

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.

5 HR issues hospitality businesses should prioritise in 2016

5 HR issues hospitality businesses should prioritise in 2016

A common mistake made by business owners in the hospitality sector is neglecting to put enough emphasis on the administrative side of their operation.

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