Paying penalty rates – what we can learn from Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut are now required to pay its workers fast food industry award rates including higher penalties after their union was successful in terminating 30 old enterprise agreements. Most of the agreements were negotiated at least a decade ago and whilst the agreements did not include penalty rates in return for higher pay, the agreements [...]

2019-02-06T22:08:54+00:00February 6th, 2019|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Paying penalty rates – what we can learn from Pizza Hut

Underpaying your employees may cost you more than you think

Underpaying your employees, knowingly or not, could cost your business more than you think. In addition to back paying your employees, you may be ordered to pay a penalty. A small coach company (Ava Travel) was recently penalised a total of $163,300 for unintentionally underpaying two of its employees despite a judge finding the breaches [...]

2019-01-08T22:39:00+00:00January 8th, 2019|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Underpaying your employees may cost you more than you think

What’s Mine is Yours! Owning Your IP in the Gig Economy

A huge benefit to start-ups and established business alike has been the advent of the gig economy: lower cost, remote, ready and willing workers with unique skill sets that are ideal for one-off engagements.  This revolution has aided in the realisation of some great ideas where previously idea originators lacked the know-how, resources or time [...]

2018-10-25T00:14:50+00:00October 25th, 2018|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees|Comments Off on What’s Mine is Yours! Owning Your IP in the Gig Economy

Termination of ABC’s Managing Director – Potential Legal Claims

The recent crisis plaguing the ABC following the shock sacking of managing director, Michelle Guthrie, has thrown the spotlight on some important considerations that employers must keep in mind when terminating the employment of senior executives. If you’ve been following the dramatic events at the national broadcaster, you will know that Ms Guthrie has engaged [...]

2018-10-03T05:33:54+00:00September 25th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Termination of ABC’s Managing Director – Potential Legal Claims