wage gougers international students

Miles Heffernan says a recent incident at Adelaide’s Gouger Street demonstrates the particular vulnerability of international students to wage gougers. However, as he explains, Australian laws provide protections for all employees in this country, regardless of their residency status. Recent viral footage of an incident at Adelaide’s Fun Tea Cafe highlighted the issue of wage …

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Have you been accused of serious misconduct at work? Many workers find themselves sacked for serious misconduct, but don’t know what it means, or what their rights are. Employers often accuse workers of serious misconduct for breaching minor company policy. In certain instances, sacked workers are eligible to file unfair dismissal claims. Serious misconduct rights …

1800forked miles heffernan worker advocate ir claims job keeper

In another example of an employer exploiting the JobKeeper wage subsidy, a hotel sacked a worker for refusing to work extra hours. Emma Scealy worked front of house at Hobart’s Customs House Hotel for a year. In March, the hotel told staff it would determine which staff to keep during the coronavirus shutdown. Management then …

religious freedom bill miles heffernan

There’s no need to panic (just yet) about the government’s proposed religious “freedom” bill. As it turns out, no one wants it, and it’s bad law. Miles Heffernan is a Brisbane-based Industrial Advocate and expert in employment law. It’s a solution looking for a problem. Indeed, the bill only came about to placate people of …