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Melbourne restaurant fined $100k for underpaying visa holder

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

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

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

“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.

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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.

Keep Sydney Open rally cancelled, QLD government backtracks on lockouts

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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10 myths about paying young staff

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

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

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?

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?

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