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Three-quarters of Caltex sites allegedly breaching workplace laws

The Fair Work Ombudsman’s latest Compliance Activity Report shows a workplace non-compliance rate of 76 per cent in the Caltex service-station network. The FWO began investigations into the network in late 2016 after receiving intelligence indicating an upsurge in compliance issues at Caltex outlets. Fair Work inspectors visited 25 sites …

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Another 7-Eleven franchisee to face court over cash-back scheme

A Brisbane-based 7-Eleven franchisee is alleged to have dismissed a worker by removing him from the roster after he refused his employer’s request to repay an amount he had been paid. Balaji Australia Pty Ltd and current director and shareholder Madhav Ponnada will also face the Federal Circuit Court on …

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Franchising-code reform also needed to protect vulnerable workers

With the government’s Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill having finally passed the senate earlier this week, 7-Eleven CEO Angus McKay urged further franchising-code reforms to ensure the industry can more easily terminate franchise agreements in the case of serious non-compliance with workplace laws. Speaking to the Monash Business …

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