Employers could face $10,000 fines for illegal workers as Federal Government unveils new laws

7:25PM | Friday, 22 July 2011 |  Rogue employers could face fines of $10,000 for each worker employed illegally, with the Federal Government unveiling new laws to battle a black market believed to comprise 100,000 people.

Working from home not always the answer for mumpreneurs: Study

7:26PM | Friday, 8 July 2011 |  A new report claims women who have three children are less likely to return to paid work, but successful mumpreneurs say starting a home-based business is not necessarily the answer.

Unemployment remains steady but small firms struggling to recruit

7:51PM | Thursday, 7 July 2011 |  Unemployment remained steady at 4.9% in June and the number of new jobs soared by almost 24,000 but economists say small business is struggling to recruit appropriate staff.

Graduates wary of start-ups despite diminishing job prospects

7:21PM | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 |  Industry experts say students are still wary of starting their own businesses despite new figures that reveal job prospects for university graduates have dwindled during the past two years.

Interest rates biggest worry for business: Dun & Bradstreet

7:06PM | Tuesday, 5 July 2011 |  Interest rates remain the primary cause of concern among company executives according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet survey as businesses wait for the Reserve Bank to make its next move.

Retail sales fall 0.6% in May as consumers anticipate rate rise

7:56PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 |  Retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.6% in May according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics as consumers adopt a wait and see approach to spending while they await the next interest rate rise.

Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs

7:28PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 |  Producing almost 100,000 bunches of fresh herbs every week is no mean feat in a nutrient-starved nation like Australia, but Jan Vydra and William Pham make it work.

Jobseekers shunning lengthy recruitment processes: report

7:00AM | Friday, 1 July 2011 |  Almost half of Australian jobseekers have withdrawn their candidature from a position due to a lengthy recruitment process, according to a new survey.

ATO compliance program to scrutinise small businesses

6:50PM | Thursday, 30 June 2011 |  A crackdown on the cash economy, sham contracting and super contributions herald the new financial year.

Employers urged to review pay changes before July 1

6:02PM | Wednesday, 29 June 2011 |  The new financial year will bring significant changes for payroll departments.