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Victorian government funds program to help trans women into work

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jab or job 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 …

cafe 63 wage rip off

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 …

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 …

student walkout kennedy catholic high 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 …

1800forked ir claims miles heffernan

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 …

Dominos Pizza Rip Off Workers

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 …

business workplace hiv stock photo

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 …

victorian not-for-profit organisation fitted for work

The Victorian Government has announced $227,000 in funding for not-for-profit organisation Fitted for Work, to help transgender job seekers overcome barriers to employment. Fitted for Work is a not-for-profit organisation which has assisted more than 35,000 women in securing and maintain employment over 14 years. The organisation will put the new funding towards its pilot …