A crackdown on the cash economy, sham contracting and super contributions herald the new financial year.
The new financial year will bring significant changes for payroll departments.
Small business owners have been told to “get cracking” on their paid parental leave systems, despite a new survey revealing employers’ ongoing hostility towards their paymaster duties.
Start-ups with home-based staff have been handed a stark warning after Telstra was forced to pay legal and medical costs for an employee who suffered work-related injuries while at home.
Franchisees are divided over a decision by Liberal MP Peter Abetz to push ahead with his WA franchise bill despite an investigative committee advising against it.
An official settlement has been reached between Woolworths and independent retailer Organic Marketing Australia, ending a three-month fight over the phrase “honest to goodness”.
Business owners are being urged to raise staff awareness of sham contracting, after a NSW company was fined almost $17,000 for dismissing employees before rehiring them as contractors.
Liberal MP Peter Abetz is to push ahead with his controversial WA franchise bill despite a parliamentary investigative committee advising against it.
New figures reveal online credit card scams are increasing, with social media attributed partial blame, but the Australian Bankers Association insists fraud rates are still low.
James Packer’s $80 million investment in local group buying site Scoopon could affect its legal battle with international rival Groupon, according to the US-based site’s legal counsel.
A massive cyber attack on web hosting company Distribute.IT has resulted in the loss of more than 4800 Australian websites, prompting stark warnings for start-ups without data backup.
Internet security software company AVG has unveiled the latest threats to internet users in a new report, with new forms of malware and Mac attacks among the growing list of dangers.
App developers that create apps for government agencies have been warned to seek legal advice to avoid the possibility of their work being blocked.
Industry groups have welcomed the decision to reduce the minimum shift requirements to 1.5 hours for secondary students, saying it will save jobs and stop business owners from breaking the rules.
The tax office is urging businesses to properly manage their tax debt, following its application to wind up SA franchise Jim’s Plumbing after it failed to comply with a taxation-related demand.
Small retailers are suffering the most from Australia’s labour laws, according to industry groups, despite a high-profile attack by larger retailers on the Federal Government’s workplace regime.
Businesses are being urged to review the industry standard for telemarketing and research calls, after a telemarketing company was fined $120,000 for breaching the Do Not Call Register Act.
Nearly 70% of directors deal with more red tape now than they did 12 months ago, according to the Director Sentiment Index from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Major Australian retailers are calling for the Government to reduce the low-import threshold to $100 and impose GST for online sales, but consumer groups say retailers are failing to entice customers.
Media app developers stand to benefit from changes to Apple’s App Store policies, which will make it easier for publishers to sell subscriptions on its iPad and iPhone.