Hospitality workers, along with fast food and retail workers, will have Sunday and public holiday rates cut under the decision.
The Fair Work Commission's latest decision to cut certain Sunday and public holiday penalty rates continues a tradition of undervaluing young workers.
Hanging by a thread?
Psychologists rank job insecurity as one of the most stressful things about work – new research uncovers why.
Reforms to the benefits system have faced severe delays and left people struggling.
Fewer than half a million people are currently receiving the new, simplified benefit according to newly released data.
Having a job plays an important role in our overall happiness – yet research also shows most of us are unhappy while we're at work.
The mining industry is the largest and perhaps most visible contributor to Australia’s army of long-distance commuters.
Regions that offer adquate amenities for residents have the best chance of converting long-distance commuters into the sort of new residents who can sustain regional prosperity.
Giving a reference is protected, in defamation law, by the common-law defence of qualified privilege.
In many cases, a reference will contain negative things about its subject. This is part of a reference’s design: the referee should give a full and frank assessment.
That exhausting extra mile.
Doing well at work can often just lead to getting more work to do.
Theresa May's plan to boost UK competitiveness risks exposing flaws in the higher education sector.
Australian sport may only account for 1.6% of total household spend, but its macro impact on the economy is strong.
Australian sport will never have the commercial clout to bring the economy out of recession or solve a regional unemployment problem. But it is more than a fringe player in the economic game.
Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds may find it harder to get unpaid work experience.
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A new study quantifies unpaid work experience in Australia and shows how some young people miss out.
Labour force surveys and the Census just aren’t getting it right when it comes to the crucial task of measuring employment.
The ABS' labour force survey is more than 50 years old. We need a new way of measuring employment for a new modes of work.
Ford Motor Company's attempts (and failure) to monitor its employees offers some lessons in why we should question the use of wearable tech by companies today.
When it comes to the speed of their company’s growth many CEOs are fearful of making wrong decisions.
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Money alone will not create the numbers and kinds of jobs required to boost the economy.
How does Australia’s economic growth shape up against the G7 countries?
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Ahead of the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, minister for defence industries Christopher Pyne said a lot of jobs were created in 2016 and Australia has the highest growth rate in the G7. Is that true?
Basically, we need to work less.
Some low income families as part of the study reported not having enough money to feed themselves as well as their children.
New research shows the harsh realities of getting by on a low income and highlights how help for those doing it tough needs to change.
Early childhood educators are paid below the national average.
Research shows early childhood educators tend to prop up their low-paid jobs using their household income, or by borrowing from families.
A hiker perched at the top of Tasmania’s Tarkine wilderness.
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the end of the mining boom has breathed new life into parts of the Tasmanian economy. But there are also several worrying indicators -- like population growth and unemployment -- to be addressed.
This lady’s for turning.
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Theresa May has dropped her pledge to put workers on company boards. It's a big concession to vested business interests.
The 8 million illegal workers currently in the US workforce contribute to US output, mainly in low-skilled jobs.
Many US voters appear to believe that deporting illegal immigrants would boost job opportunities and wages for US workers. But economic modelling suggests different conclusions.