Brendan James McWilliams

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Call for Fair Work laws to use superannuation definition of 'employee'

The superannuation Guarantee Act also includes as an employee a person who is paid to perform or present any "music, play, dance, entertainment, …

Superannuation

Hospitality blitz uncovers nearly $500m in unpaid wages - Hack - triple j

If you've eaten out in foodie hotspots in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne recently, there's a good chance the person who served you is being …

Sous

Three quarters of cafes in on migrant wages scam

Businesses have been forced to pay back almost half a million dollars to 616 workers following Fair Work ombudsman audits of the hospitality industry …

Australia

The Melbourne food strip where hundreds of staff are underpaid

Hundreds of hospitality workers from Victoria Street in Richmond have been underpaid more than $218,000.The inner-Melbourne strip had the highest …

Australia

disqualifies Sydney restaurateur from managing companies for five years

ASIC has disqualified Sydney restaurateur Mr Frank Anthony Criniti of Castle Hill, NSW, from managing companies for the maximum period of five years …

Hospitality industry is rife with exploitation

Everyone knows the hospitality industry is full of operators who exploit employees, particularly kids.<p>That’s the view of Chad Parkhill, the drinks …

Fair Work Ombudsman releases results of NSW audits

The Fair Work Ombudsman has today released the findings of its proactive compliance and education campaigns targeting the mid-north coast and …

Business can only blame itself for Andrews' looming wage theft laws

Loading<p>So endemic has the flouting of legal minimum wages and conditions become that a far stronger response was inevitable.<p>In recent years, wages …

Labor promises to jail bosses over wage theft

“Every worker has the right to get a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work,” the Premier told <i>The Age</i> .<p>“The simple fact is underpaying workers is theft …

Get ready for terrible service

Across Australia’s cities and especially in the nation’s regional towns, the hospitality industry is on the brink of a crisis.<p>Most young people dip …

'There's no excuse for wage theft': on the frontline of worker exploitation

Toni Buckley says being a victim of wage theft in the hospitality industry “more times than I care to remember” prompted her to take legal action in the small claims division of Melbourne magistrate’s court against her former cafe employer.<p>A 58-year-old widow with a mortgage, she had been working …

Australia

Hospitality workers forced to chase millions in unpaid superannuation

At 48 years of age, Pamela quit her career as a chef in disgust, vowing never to return to the hospitality industry.<p>The last straw came in December, …

The Bar Cart Staples You Should Be Refrigerating but Probably Aren't

Open your fridge and take a peek inside; chances are, the only alcohol stored within its frosty confines is a bottle of bubbly or white wine and a bottle of vodka tucked deep into your freezer. If you're a wine- or cocktail-lover, something's not right. While spirits, liqueurs, and bitters can all …

Flavors

Sydney’s Got a New Bouldering Gym

Climb your way around the “Earth”, then grab a beer at Wayward Brewing.

Ship in a Bourbon Barrel Decanter

Sloshed at sea, awash in a swell of liquor. It doesn't sound that nice when you say it, but this hand-blown decanter giving a whiskey barrel spin to …

DDASUMI Bed Tents

A DDASUMI Bed Tent provides the best of both worlds: the comfort and coziness of your own bed and the fresh air and starry skies of the great...wait. …

Sgnl - Make Phone Calls with Your Fingertip, literally.

中文(繁體) | 中文(简体) | 한국어 | ภาษาไทย | 日本語<p>Sgnl is the smart strap that enables you to answer phone calls through your fingertip. Simply place your …

This new hydrophobic coating is completely non-toxic and fabric-friendly

In theory, hydrophobic coatings are an undeniably enticing idea. With a quick spray-on treatment, they promise to create an invisible barrier around …

Fasetto Link Wireless External Drive

A shockproof, waterproof and palm-sized NAS. The Link weighs just 4oz and measures a mere 2″x 2″x 1″ but can house up to 2TB of data. Transfer your …

Light-Up Device Lets You 'Talk' to Fireflies

One of summer's most magical sights is an otherwise ordinary field or backyard illuminated by tiny, pulsing points of living light, as fireflies …

Powerful home automation app Stringify comes to Android and adds IFTTT integration

Ever since I got my Wink Hub 2, one of the services I kept seeing in conversations when trying to bridge together different smart appliances and …

Comment on The Future of Dining: 99 Startups Reinventing The Restaurant In One Infographic by Deap Ubhi

Thank you CB Insights team for sneaking TableHero into the infographic! Only thing I’d like to add is that we’re SO MUCH more than just a restaurant …

Sevenhugs Smart Remote controls any smart device you point it at

$299 touchscreen remote uses motion tracking magic to simplify smart homes.<p>As useful as smart devices like Philips Hue bulbs or Sonos music streaming …

The Purple® Pillow - Free Shipping & Returns, 100 Night Trial

Make Your Pillow Problems<br>A Thing Of The Past<p>No more lumpy foam, stabby feathers, and melty memory foam. Introducing the Purple® Pillow, the first …

Black Star Pastry Newtown

Los Vida, Sydney

Los Vida quietly opened on Level 6 of Westfield Sydney, mere days before Christmas 2014. The vibrant Mexican restaurant brings a range of authentic …

Crowdfunding project of the week: Superbook turns your smartphone into a laptop

Sunday is upon us and we are ready to feature a brand new ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’! In this article series we showcase some of the best crowdfunding campaigns from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so let’s dig right into the goods.<p><b>Other featured crowdfunding campaigns:</b><p>This week we …

Crowd Funding

Star Trek: Bridge puts you in the virtual reality captain’s chair this fall

Ever felt the urge to take command of the Star Trek bridge? With Ubisoft’s upcoming Star Trek VR game, you will. Star Trek: Bridge will be the first virtual reality game set in the popular science fiction universe. Old-time fans might be a bit miffed, as this game does take place in the JJ Abrams …

Top wedding venues in Sydney and New South Wales revealed

From sweeping harbour views to breathtaking bush settings: The most idyllic locations to tie the knot in Australia revealed<p><b>Visit NSW has revealed the</b> …

26 Sydney Walks That Will Take Your Breath Away

Perfect for days when fresh air sounds more appealing than Netflix.