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Please CLICK HERE to view the public holidays for Easter and ANZAC Day 2017.

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The Fair Work Commissions recent decision to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates has led to fairly predictable reactions from key stakeholders. CLICK HERE to read more

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A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has today handed down its long awaited decision on penalty rates across the hospitality and retail awards as part of the 4 yearly review of modern awards. Please CLICK HERE to read more.    

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Click here to see the full list of award recipients from this year's THA and TasTAFE Awards for Excellence http://australianhotels.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/AFE-Winners.jpg

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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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The Easter Public Holidays for 2016 are as follows: Good Friday – March 25 – is a public holiday. Easter Saturday – March 26 – is a normal trading day. Easter Sunday – March 27 – is not a public holiday. Easter Monday – March 28 – is a public holiday. Easter Tuesday – March 29 – is not a public holiday and applies to the public sector only. Please note that staff employed under an award or agreement are…

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Yesterday the Federal Government acknowledged its own proposed foreign backpacker tax could damage Australian agriculture and tourism industries. This is a major shift in the Federal Government’s mindset and let’s hope, a win for our tourism and hospitality industry. Tasmania’s own Federal Tourism Minister Senator Richard Colbeck, has listened to the THA who has in conjunction with the National AHA office, made it known that any increase in taxation on backpacker’s earnings would have a detrimental effect on our industry.…

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There are two State-wide public holidays in December 2015.  These public holidays are Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  Please note that as Boxing Day falls on a Saturday this year, the public holiday is substituted to Monday 28 December 2015. The December 2015 public holidays are to be observed on the following days: Christmas Day                   Friday 25 December 2015 Boxing Day                         Monday 28 December 2015

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