There are some hallmark problems within franchising in Australia and internationally and not all are within the franchisor's or franchisees' control to fix.
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The federal government could restore its commitment to creating full employment in Australia, using its spending power to make up for any shortfall in private jobs as it did during the post-war boom.
The narrative that Australia has "transitioned from the mining boom successfully" seems a lot like wishful thinking.
Putting money into the hands of local communities will be a more useful antidote to the whims of world capitalism.
Sears Canada's bankruptcy should alert employees and regulators alike to rethink defined-benefit pensions.
Workers are more productive than ever and earning the same amount. So shouldn't they be working less?
Treasurer Scott Morrison recently asserted that an increase in profits is a prerequisite for wages growth. But is his position supported by data?
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable claims there is no evidence that immigration impacts wages. Is he right?
Austraila’s minimum wages now operate in relative isolation. Until the 1990s they were part of an inter-connected system.
There are two ways that international competition can reduce wages. Both are effects of globalisation.
Data shows that growth in total CEO pay has outstripped average Australian wage growth in every year of the last five years. But perhaps we need to look more closely.
The costs of casual work are now outweighing the slim benefits in wages (and even those are not as much as they used to be).
The sentiment of business leaders has remained positive and improved over the past 12 months according to our analysis.
Nearly one in five employed Americans is bound by a contract restricting moves to rival companies. Here's one way to make those arrangements less common.
Census data shows there is income inequality between, but also within, regions of Australia.
A deep dive into public sector earnings data since 2005 and how it compares to private sector pay.
The experience of Australia's first century shows that it's possible to achieve fast growth, and at the same time, a reduction in inequality.
Building negotiating power is crucial for anyone looking to ask for a pay rise. But for those who can't, perhaps it's the employers' responsibility to ensure fair compensation.
For a whole lot of workers in Australia, cutting a better pay deal is very hard.