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Soap Company In Hot Water

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CCER’s Anthony Micallef explains why Lush’s dirty laundry is a cautionary tale for all employers.   Lush Australia’s recent admission that it had been routinely underpaying its staff shows just how easy it is for organisations – big and small – to get into trouble when their internal infrastructure does not keep pace with changes…

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Model Clause for Unpaid Family and Domestic Violence Leave for all Employees

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The Fair Work Commission has unveiled the model clause that will cover the newly created Family and Domestic Violence leave (FDV). The new entitlement is to be included in all modern awards and comes into effect on 1 August 2018. As of that date, employees will be able to take up to five days of…

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Exploiting Workers Is a Mortal Sin, Says Pope

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Pope Francis has sent a warning to employers who exploit workers by not paying them their proper wages and benefits.  During his recent homily at the Chapel of Domus Santa Marthae, the pontiff said those “who exploit labour, who pay under the table, who don’t pay pension contributions, who don’t give holidays… (who are) skimming…

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Brave New World: Undertaking a Workplace Restructure

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Sometimes the smallest departure from our usual routine is enough to throw us.  Roadworks send your bus on a different route.  You use a different mug because yours is in the dishwasher.  Your favourite pen runs dry and the new one is a different brand…it just doesn’t feel right. If these small, simple changes can…

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