By Rod McGuirk
An Australian court has ruled that a bureaucrat who was injured while having sex on a business trip is eligible for worker's compensation benefits.
The Full Bench of the Federal Court ruled Dec. 13 in favor of the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, and rejecting the appeal of... Read More »
As we settle into summer, the big question is: What is the jobs outlook? The most recent reports from the National Association for Business Economics offer wildly different conclusions. There isn't even a consensus on whether the jobs outlook is bleak. But there are some valuable tips and insights that can... Read More »
For many workers, it's the most feared, dreaded moment -- the showdown with the boss. Which probably explains why such confrontations are usually the high point in the popular reality show "Undercover Boss." Viewers get to see that moment when an employee speaks truth to power -- or the boss realizes that he or... Read More »
A manager of a retail store in Australia reportedly has been fined 11,500 Australian dollars (about $12,400) by a government agency for underpaying an employee with developmental disabilities.
Fair Work levied the fine against Maria Doherty, a former manager and part owner of a Garfield Berry Farm store in... Read More »
Retail clerks can be a snooty bunch, especially when they work in high-end shops. But it's rare for the snobbery to extend all the way up to management, who generally prize every customer that walks through the door.
Down under in Australia, however, it seems things are a bit different -- at least at one... Read More »
By Rod McGuirk
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia will remove all gender barriers in its military over the next five years, opening up positions that had previously been considered too dangerous for women, including front-line combat roles, a minister said Tuesday.
Australia will follow Canada and New... Read More »
An Australian brake-pad manufacturer has been fined more than $125,000 following a March 2008 incident in which a worker was killed while cleaning an industrial-size blender.
An investigation found the company, FIP Brakes International in suburban Sydney, had a "significant number of safety failings" that... Read More »