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
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
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
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.
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.
2 weeks ago
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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Keep Sydney Open rally cancelled, QLD government backtracks on lockouts
The Keep Sydney Open rally planned for 21 January was called off after the state’s Supreme Court issued a ban....
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...
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...
Life bans for Kings Cross strip club operators
Two former operators of the Dreamgirls strip club in Kings Cross have been banned for life from holding a liquor...
10 myths about paying young staff
“It’s time to address the myths that have achieved widespread levels of acceptance and are resulting in employers short-changing young workers,” said Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James.
Is your business susceptible to fraud? : Three warning signs
Without even realising it, you could be setting yourself up to be a victim of fraud. Ken Burgin explains just how easy it is to be duped.
The he said, she said of disciplinary action
Finding a balance between procedural fairness, and necessary disciplinary action can at times be a difficult process, writes Restaurant & Catering Australia.
What impact are smoking bans having on business?
Smoking bans have been enacted to prevent the harmful effects of second hand smoke and to stop the normalisation of social smoking. But what impact are they having on foodservice businesses?