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Fair Work changes coming, business hesitant over flexible working rights

2:21PM | Monday, 11 February 2013 |  Flexible work arrangements are very much on the election agenda, as Labor releases more details about legislation changes.

Complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman are soaring: Report

10:03PM | Tuesday, 30 October 2012 |  Complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman are soaring, with the Ombudsman's annual report revealing there were 26,366 complaints in the past year, up from 21,890 during the previous year.

Retail body calls for penalty rates to be halved in Fair Work review

7:22PM | Monday, 9 July 2012 |  Retailers are calling for penalty rates to be halved, as part of a Fair Work Australia review, with a leading industry group insisting retailers simply can’t afford to pay staff more.

Business groups voice dismay over minimum wage increase

6:00AM | Monday, 4 June 2012 |  Industry groups have slammed the decision by Fair Work Australia to increase the national minimum wage by $17.10 a week, warning it will impose a major burden on small businesses.

Business groups call for “modest” approach to minimum wage increase

5:20PM | Monday, 14 May 2012 |  Business and industry groups are urging Fair Work Australia to reject a claim for the minimum wage to be lifted by $26 a week, calling for a more “modest” approach to award wages.

Retailers no longer short shifted following Federal Court decision

5:43PM | Friday, 11 May 2012 |  Retailers can now employ school students for a minimum 90-minute shift as opposed to three hours, after the Federal Court upheld a Fair Work Australia ruling.

Banks call for Saturday afternoons and Sundays to be “ordinary working hours”

4:16PM | Monday, 2 April 2012 |  Australia’s major banks are pushing for the definition of ordinary working hours to be extended to include Saturday afternoons and all of Sundays.

Business groups welcome Fair Work Act review

12:28PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Business groups have welcomed the Federal Government’s plan to review the Fair Work Act, although concerns have been raised over the areas the government will focus on.

Union pay push set to impact retailers

11:49PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Employers in the retail industry could be dealt another blow in light of a union push to introduce the adult wage at 18 years of age instead of 20, in addition to a pay push for apprentices.

Business lobbyists call for Fair Work laws review

11:19PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Business groups have called for an independent review of Australia’s Fair Work laws, preferably conducted by the Productivity Commission.
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