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REMUNERATION, BENEFITS & RECOGNITION

"Contrition payment" takes employer's underpayments bill to $8m

In a novel enforceable undertaking agreed with the Fair Work Ombudsman, the celebrity chef who heads up a restaurant group that underpaid workers will have to educate fellow industry leaders about the importance of compliance.

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TERMINATION
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Dismissal upheld as long-standing employee "expected to know better"

The Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of a senior employee for a serious safety breach, finding he should have known better given his 34 years of service. » more »

BULLYING, HARASSMENT & MISCONDUCT
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Social event was 'work related'; harassment appeal succeeds

A Christmas party that an employer didn't organise or host - but did encourage staff to attend - was work-related, an appeal tribunal has found in ruling a s-xually harassed employee was eligible for compensation. » more »

ENGAGEMENT & CULTURE
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Webcast: Reengaging long-term employees

Long-tenured employees are sometimes overlooked in workplace culture, engagement and transformation efforts, but losing these employees and their knowledge can be devastating. This webcast sets out how to reengage them to become "second-half heroes". » more »

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