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