Late in 2013, BIAA conducted its third national State of the Industry survey, reviewing the performance of the boating industry over the last two years and looking ahead at how members view the next 24 months. . Following what we hear was a good summer boating season around the country it can only be hoped that this level of optimism continues throughout the year.
There’s no denying that workplace bullying can cast ripples through a victim’s professional life, but until now Australia has lacked formal legislation to protect those affected. From January 1, 2014, the government will swap this outdated system with legislation that forces employers to tackle bullying in the workplace and better enforce victims’ rights. The new legislation, which forms part of the 2009 Fair Work Act, will see a series of shifts in the way bullying claims are dealt with by employers and dole out severe penalties to employers that look the other way. This is your essential guide to the revamped Fair Work Act.
For most retailers, December is the busiest time of the year. It’s critical to ensure that the pressure on you and your staff as a result of (hopefully) increased trade doesn’t result in slipping standards. This is especially true in the area of the consumer’s legal rights. Retailers have been coming under fire recently over the information they are giving to their customers, so it is worth making sure your staff get this right – even when they are working in very hectic circumstances.