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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.

“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.

Japanese food retailer defies Fair Work warning, fined $143k

Japanese food retailer defies Fair Work warning, fined $143k

A Queensland food retailer has been hit with $143,000 in penalties for deliberately underpaying two Taiwanese workers $18,000.

More exploitation allegations against Melbourne burger bar

More exploitation allegations against Melbourne burger bar

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced a second litigation against the operator of a Melbourne burger bar for allegedly exploiting more young and overseas workers.

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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.

Chef shortages, the 457 visa and the Trump effect

Chef shortages, the 457 visa and the Trump effect

Considering the projected growth for the industry and the chef shortage it's currently experiencing, you would think the government would do its best to facilitate relatively easy visa processes.

Rules for recruitment: the 3 step process you need to follow

Rules for recruitment: the 3 step process you need to follow

You want great staff but you don’t have a tonne of money to throw at a recruitment agency, and you certainly don’t have an in-house HR department. Here are some tips on how restaurateurs can hire autonomously.

Backpacker tax to be 19% but departure tax will rise $5 in compromise package

Backpacker tax to be 19% but departure tax will rise $5 in compromise package

From 1 January, the tax rate for those on working holidays will be 19 percent on earnings up to A$37,000. This has been brought down from the proposed 32.5 percent.

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