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Regional NSW restaurant back-pays staff $22k

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

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

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

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.

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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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