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RESTAURANT PENALISED $300,000 FOR PAYING STAFF $11 AN HOUR. It is recognised that nobody goes into business without first having the objective of making money. But the courts take a dim view of companies that exploit workers to increase the profitability of their businesses. A case in question is a Sydney Malaysian restaurant who deliberately underpaid their employees and falsified records to try and disguise the underpayments. The result they copped a $300,000 penalty. But here is where it gets…

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Industrial Relations Report By Alan Hollway   Severe Weather Conditions:   As everybody in Tasmania knows, the weather conditions can not only be cold in winter but also sometimes dangerous and this is what we are experiencing right now, severe weather with potential risk to people and businesses. The mere act of getting to work could be fraught with danger and sometimes roads can be blocked due to water or debris. Nobody wants people to risk their lives in such…

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