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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.

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.

Penalty rates decision a mixed bag: R&CA

Penalty rates decision a mixed bag: R&CA

R&CA CEO, John Hart said he's pleased the Fair Work Commission has acknowledged the differences in hospitality work to traditional sectors, but highlighted the association’s disappointment in leaving the Restaurant Industry Award largely unchanged.

Penalty rates cut for hospitality workers

Penalty rates cut for hospitality workers

The Fair Work Commission has announced Sunday penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast food workers.

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Explainer: where to from here on penalty rates?

Explainer: where to from here on penalty rates?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the government respects the ruling of the commission, but stressed that it had the power to implement the changes gradually to soften the blow for workers.

Cutting Sunday penalty rates will hurt young people the most

Cutting Sunday penalty rates will hurt young people the most

Research tells us that while a third of Australians rely on regular Sunday shifts as part of their wage, nearly 40 percent of young people rely on penalty rates to survive.

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.

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