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Canberra cafe facing court over for record-keeping and payslip breaches

Canberra cafe facing court over for record-keeping and payslip breaches

The business operating the cafe faces a maximum penalty of up to $27,000 per record keeping and pay slip contravention.

Adrian Richardson’s restaurant accused of underpaying staff

Adrian Richardson’s restaurant accused of underpaying staff

La Luna Bistro in Carlton North is being accused of underpaying staff members, just a fortnight after restaurateur George Calombaris was in the headlines for similar breaches.

Gold Coast worker back-paid $17,000

Gold Coast worker back-paid $17,000

The Fair Work Ombudsman recently assisted a hospitality worker on the Gold Coast to recover unpaid wages and entitlements.

George Calombaris’ restaurant group inadvertently underpays staff $2.6m

George Calombaris’ restaurant group inadvertently underpays staff $2.6m

In a statement issued to staff members and also released to the public, Made Establishment stated that 162 of its 430 team members had been affected.

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Non-domestic assaults down: new BOCSAR research

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.

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.

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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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