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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.

Tasmanian restaurant underpaid staff more than $20k

Tasmanian restaurant underpaid staff more than $20k

Four waiters and a chef at the Saltshaker Café and Restaurant in Tasmania’s Swansea were underpaid a total of $20,242 over a 10 month period.

AHA praises Barnett’s penalty rates plan

AHA praises Barnett’s penalty rates plan

The AHA(WA) has welcomed comments made by West Australian premier, Colin Barnett, that if re-elected his government will address the issue of penalty rates, often referred to as a key inhibitor to profitability in the hospitality sector.

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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.

4 areas of finance your staff should be fluent in

4 areas of finance your staff should be fluent in

When your staff understand money, everyone is better off. Set time aside to explain the fundamentals of your business to your team members, writes Ken Burgin.

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