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Wage thieves could be named and shamed

18/02/2020

Wage thieves and companies guilty of wage underpayment could be publicly named and shamed under proposed industrial relations reforms. Attorney-General Christian Porter, who is also industrial relations minister, has released a discussion

Crust pizza outlet grilled for alleged underpayment

21/01/2020

The operators of a Crust pizza outlet may find themselves in hot water next month when they face court accused of failing to comply with a Fair Work notice. Legal

$630,000 per breach; Former franchisee facing monster fines for alleged repeated exploitation

07/01/2020

A former Han’s Café franchisee from Western Australia has become the state’s first to face legal action under the ‘serious contraventions’ provisions of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws. Former Perth

Wage watch! 6 must-know employee award changes in 2020

02/01/2020

The passing of the new year welcomed Australia into a fresh decade, and while many of us are still suffering the throes of the party season, industry regulators are already

$169,000 Chatime underpayment allegations surface

18/12/2019

Booming bubble-tea business Chatime has been slammed by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) for allegedly underpaying staff more than $169,000. Unlike previous instances in the sector, the Chatime underpayment allegedly

What franchising lessons learned in 2019 can boost the year ahead?

17/12/2019

Has 2019 been a good year or a bad year for franchising? Inside Franchise Business asked sector peak body Franchise Council of Australia,  advocacy group Franchise Redress, and franchise psychology specialists

Grill’d “proud” of under-fire trainee program

11/12/2019

Days after an explosive report alleged rampant wage theft and exploitative behaviour at burger chain Grill’d, the company has finally spoken out. Despite ongoing reports that indicate the chain profited from

Burger chain pack pays workers whopping $1.12m

06/12/2019

The Australian arm of Japanese burger chain MOS Burger has back-paid a whopping $1.12m to 285 workers following an investigation. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) investigation uncovered contraventions of the

Grill’d founder issues panicked email to partners

02/12/2019

An upcoming story about wage theft at healthy burger chain Grill’d has reportedly prompted an eleventh-hour reassurance email from founder, Simon Crowe. According to several reports, Crowe sent an ‘urgent’

Industry bodies back awards system review

25/11/2019

Amid growing wage theft reports, backing for a review of the nation’s award system is steadily swelling. The National Retail Association (NRA) on Friday said it was “ready, willing and