Federal budget 2013: Government to raise $198 million by nearly doubling application fees for 457 visas5:54PM | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | Patrick Stafford
The federal budget has delivered a double blow to the 457 visa program, with the government to nearly double application fees and compliance activity for the controversial system.
Unemployment dropped from 5.6% to 5.5% in April, despite most economists predicting it would remain steady or even rise.
The Australian economy is losing as much as $305 billion due to lost productivity, a study from Ernst & Young has revealed.
Playing dumb can be a wonderful business weapon and there are plenty of different ways to do it.
Do you celebrate when your team achieves a key milestone? If not, there are five very good reasons why you should.
Margaret Thatcher's extraordinary life is an example of striving against the odds. Here are four key lessons from the former British prime minister.
Some of the biggest legal traps entrepreneurs face are in the area of recruitment. If you are looking to hire your first staff, it is essential to know the difference between employees and contractors.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions is continuing its push for the minimum wage rate of workers to be upped to $636.40 a week, an increase of 5%.
Brainstorming. Nothing else quite gets Old Taskmaster's heart singing like hearing the inane suggestions of my teammates.
The managers at Taskmaster Enterprises are checking the stress levels of their employees. You should do the same at your company.
Irate business groups across Australia have slammed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's announcement yesterday confirming penalty rates are here to stay.
The director of a small legal practice has been ordered to pay $100,000 to a mature-aged law graduate in compensation for sexual harassment, after she accused him of a string of aggressive and bizarre sexual advances.
When I read last week that “Twiggy” Forrest would no longer provide tomato sauce to his staff to save costs, I thought it was a little harsh. That was before I learnt what a vicuña is.
The owner of a Canberra restaurant has been fined over $16,000 for using individual contracts to try and avoid paying minimum wage obligations.
SMEs have been reminded to follow unfair dismissal procedures to the letter, following a recent case in which an employee was found to have engaged in misconduct but wasn't terminated fairly due to improper notice.
It is nearly inevitable that you will eventually be confronted with a horrible customer. Thankfully, there are ways to deal with them before they wreck your business. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.
In recent days, paintbrushes and several tins of paint have been spotted in the general vicinity of Taskmaster Towers – and there’s a good reason why.
The fall of former Victorian premier Ted Baillieu holds some important lessons for your business – especially when it comes to communications.
Securing finance for your business is a major milestone. But it’s also the point at which you have to start worrying about your investors. BY MAHESH SHARMA.
Groupon founder Andrew Mason has posted a letter on Twitter explaining why he had been fired, following the group buying site’s December quarterly loss.