Melbourne restaurant fined $100k for underpaying visa holder
In less than nine months, a Melbourne restaurant underpaid a Taiwanese visa holder more than $30,000 in what the case’s judge referred to as “an egregious departure from the mandated minimum rates of pay.”
Brisbane sushi operator in court for alleged underpayments
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against a Brisbane sushi-outlet operator, alleging he exploited Korean workers.
Sydney café operator faces Court over alleged cash-back scheme
The operator of a Sydney café is facing Court for allegedly requiring an overseas worker to pay-back thousands of dollars of her wages as part of an exploitative cashback scheme.
“I will kill you and cancel your visa”: record penalty handed down to regional NSW cafe
Two Indian cooks are amongst five workers exploited at a café in regional NSW, coerced into paying back portions of their wages under threat of violence, dismissal and withdrawal of support for their visas.
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.
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Key Callinan changes to begin from Friday 16 December
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Digital RSA and RCG competency cards now available in NSW
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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...
ACT Government scraps proposed changes to liquor licencing and trading hours
Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Branch supports the government’s decision to abandon proposed changes to current liquor licence fees and...
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?