When a CV Gets You Fired: The Consequences of Fraudulently Misrepresenting Skills, Qualifications and Experience

A friend of mine, who spent one summer reupholstering worn movie seats, proudly held the title ‘chairman of the cinema’. Indeed, when it comes to CV building we are all guilty of some degree of puffery or embellishment. The Fair Work Commission is yet to fully thresh the boundary between CV ‘padding’, which is often [...]

2017-11-22T06:46:32+00:00November 21st, 2017|Business Advice, Compliance, employees, Employment Law|430 Comments

Intellectual Property and Meta Tags; Three Lessons for Businesses

Suppose you totter home from a boozy night only to discover that you have lost your keys. Equipped with a smartphone, you Google the words “24/7 locksmith”. The search yields a list of locksmiths all eager for your business. According to rudimentary statistics, you have a 33% chance of clicking the first listed site, a [...]

The Fair Work App

The Fair Work ombudsman has ‘appified’ the timesheet. The free app is aimed at tackling the persistent problem of employers underpaying staff and breaching record-keeping and pay slip laws. We tested the app and we were impressed. What does the app do? ‘Record My Hours’ lets workers automatically keep track of and store their working [...]

Employers and Franchisors Beware – New Bill Strengthens Watchdog and Imposes Tougher Penalties for Breaches of Workplace Laws

Earlier this month, The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed both houses of parliament. When the Bill comes into force, employers, franchisors and holding companies will face significantly higher penalties if they contravene the pay slip and reporting obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009. Under these new laws, Franchisors will come under [...]

2017-10-25T04:51:34+00:00September 25th, 2017|Business Advice, Compliance, Employment Law, Uncategorized|89 Comments