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Vinegar Tits & Root or Boot – workplace bullying & harassment?

A Queensland Heath investigation recently cleared a senior manager who nicknamed a female colleague Vinegar Tits. He also played a game known as ‘Root or Boot’ with subordinate team members.  However, workplace advocate Miles Heffernan says such behaviour can constitute bullying and harassment. Following a year-long investigation, the man recently returned to his position as …

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Forget the BS! Here are the facts about Written Warnings

A lot of urban myth surrounds the topic of written warnings. Miles Heffernan says workplace gossip elevate the supposed ‘three written warnings rule’ to the status of Employment Gospel. ‘But it’s BS. The three written warnings law does not exist.” Have you received a written warning? If so, take it seriously. I get that for …

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Cafe 63 insisted staff accept food as part payment of wages

A Brisbane cafe ripped off staff by insisting they receive part of their wages in food and drink. The wage rip off occurred at Cafe 63’s since-closed flagship store at 63 Racecourse Road, Hamilton. The company owner now licences the Cafe 63 brand to 37 other businesses across Queensland and Australia. Federal Circuit Court Judge …

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Batting for the Same Team – motivate & engage everyone

When you think of the word ‘team’, do you think of competition and the pressure to win? Does the very word trigger memories of historical humiliations on the school oval? Maybe it’s time for a refresh. Harness the power of relationships so your team is motivated and engaged. The result: everyone batting for the same …

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Dodgy wages: are you working for free one week a year?

Miles Heffernan from IR Claims says wage theft is a real concern for Australian workers. Miles has put together a checklist so workers can keep track of their entitlements. “Dodgy wages are rife and employees need to know what to look for on their payslips.” “Over the last few years, we’ve seen a never-ending parade …

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Here’s five trillion reasons to keep the pink dollar pink

The legendary pink dollar potentially enables the LGBTIQ+ communities to wield immense influence. Market researchers LGBT-Capital estimate our aggregate spending power as almost AU$5 trillion globally in 2019. In Australia, we spent over AU$95 billion. Corporations understand this. An increasingly digitised world provides oodles of data to inform advertising expenditures. That’s why we see promotions …

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Ruling demonstrates evolving worker rights in gig economy

A recent ruling by the Fair Work Commission changes the nature of worker rights in the gig economy. The commission ruled that Deliveroo unfairly dismissed rider Diego Franco last year. The ruling contradicts a former commission decision that Uber Eats drivers were not employees. Miles Heffernan from IR Claims told QNews the ruling was significant. …

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Book your first look at this amazing new residential precinct in West End

New residential tower Altura will bring over 150 new luxury residences to the West Village precinct in Brisbane’s West End, and you can get a first look this weekend. The West Village is a $1.1billion dollar precinct, created by residential development company Sekisui House Australia. The heritage-listed former Peters Ice Cream factories are at the …

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Pure Catering is hiring, and you can join their Brisbane team

Pure Catering was born out of a passion to create a catering and event company that could exceed people’s expectations for catering, in particular wedding catering. An institution in the catering game, Pure Catering has been part of Brisbane and South East Queensland’s event scene for over 10 years – a lifetime in this profession! …

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Rainbow Care home care services including NDIS & aged care

Rainbow Care provides home care services including Aged Care, NDIS Support Coordination, and NDIS Plan Management. They promote fabulous Rainbow Workers who support people in their home and community. Partners in life, and now in business, Marli and Christine say they strive for purpose and meaning in their working lives. They believe they achieve that …

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