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Yee hah! Allegations of Hillsong cowboy culture

The lawyer for a whistleblower bringing a Fair Work action against the megachurch alleges a Hillsong cowboy culture. Papers lodged in the Federal Court reveal the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) began an investigation into church finances in March. In hindsight, the once mighty Hillsong reached the peak of its influence in 2019. That …

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Woman calls boss ‘f_cking wanker’ and gets $6k compensation

Okay. It’s every worker’s dream. Call your boss a ‘f_cking wanker’ and get paid for it. A woman in Darwin not only called her boss that. When stood her down, she told him it was a ‘c_nt act’. And the Fair Work Commission awarded her $6k compensation! The woman worked for a labour-hire firm in …

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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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Jab or job? Can your boss insist on COVID-19 vaccination?

We asked an expert — jab or job? Can Australian employers insist on workers receiving a COVID-19 vaccination? The answer — so far — in most cases, no. Prime Minister Scott Morrison previously described jab or job as a decision for individual businesses. “Decisions to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees will be a matter 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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Beware Wage Gougers: International students at particular risk

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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Student walkout over fired teachers at Seattle school

A student walkout at Kennedy Catholic  High School in Seattle today arose from the abrupt departure of two popular teachers. The school claims the ‘highly capable’ teachers ‘voluntarily resigned’. However, the fiancé of one of the teachers said the school ‘specifically’ no longer employed Paul Danforth because of their engagement. However, both Sean Nyberg and …

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IR Claims: Getting screwed at work? 1800FORKED

Industrial Relations Claims recently took a harder approach in their advocacy for workers and contractors. I asked Miles Heffernan from IR Claims about the reason for the company’s new phone number, 1800FORKED. “I’m sick of the bullshit. We’ve been in this game a long time, and we still see employers simply ignoring worker’s rights. This …

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Domino’s rip off workers while CEO gets $36.8 million

An audit of Domino’s takeaway pizza outlets by the Fair Work Ombudsman found that just four of 33 targeted outlets were doing the right thing when it came to paying staff and keeping proper records. Despite so many stores paying less than proper wages and entitlements, boss Don Meij receives an annual salary of $36.8 …

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Do you have to tell your boss that you’re HIV positive?

One of the biggest fears of people living with HIV is having to disclose their status to their employer, risking possible discrimination. The good news is that in most professions, you are not legally required to tell an employer, or prospective employer, that you are HIV positive with only a few exceptions, the main one …

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