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Employee Relations and Safety Update – March 2012

Small mistakes can have million dollar consequences

When is a union official not a union official

An exciting announcement about Gadens Lawyers’ Perth office

Small mistakes can have million dollar consequences

By Meryl Remedios of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

A recent investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has highlighted the importance of compliance with industrial instruments and manager training. The investigation into a retailer with over 30 stores in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia has led to the discovery that 877 employees were underpaid a total of $1.376 million between March 2006 and March 2010. More…