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workplace relations

Employee threatened and dismissed after seeking underpayments

A private golf club and its owner are being sued by a former sales representative who alleges she was sacked after requesting back-payment for unpaid commission.

24 May 2022

federal government

New scheme to employ mature age Australians in your industry

The Federal Government is calling on small businesses to help close employment barriers for mature age workers who can bring extensive knowledge, life skills and work experience to your workplace.

18 May 2022

trade and exports

Australia-Vietnam vocational education industry dialogue

Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is internationally recognised as one of the best in the world, most notably for its responsiveness to industry needs and flexibility of delivery.

18 May 2022

member stories

Gallagher: empowering clients to handle risk

Founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in Chicago in 1927, today the eponymous insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firm operates in more than 60 countries. In Australia it is the chosen partner for more than 130,000 businesses, from small enterprises to multinational corporations and iconic brands. 

18 May 2022

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 18 May 2022

Australians will go to the polls this Saturday after what will have been an exhaustive 40-day federal election campaign. A record 4.34 million Victorians will cast their vote, with thousands already having voted through postal voting or one of the early voting centres which opened last week.

18 May 2022

workplace relations

FWC increases family and domestic violence paid leave

On 16 May 2022 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision as part of its ongoing review of Modern Award entitlements, including in relation to Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) leave.

18 May 2022

workplace relations

Grievance and conflict resolution in the workplace

Workplace investigations can be time-consuming and costly for businesses, especially if the grievance could have been resolved by an informal approach.

17 May 2022

member stories

Have your say on Melbourne Airport’s third runway plans

With consultation on Melbourne Airport’s Third Runway closing this month, Victorian Chamber members are encouraged to provide feedback and support on the Draft Plan.

13 May 2022

policy and advocacy

Support for small business to improve ventilation

To reduce the risk of COVID-19, the Victorian Government’s Small Business Ventilation Program is offering support to small businesses to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers.

12 May 2022

workplace relations

Top tips to ensure your business remains HR compliant

Human resources compliance has been in the spotlight at both a state and federal level. Businesses want to do the right thing but navigating the complex workplace relations system is an ongoing challenge.

11 May 2022

member stories

Fruit2Work: a fruitful partnership creating chances

Rob Brown says one of the most common misconceptions he encounters in his role at Fruit2Work is that former prison inmates can’t be trusted and need to be managed more closely than other employees.

Member Stories

10 May 2022

economy

Grants to help propel your business in 2022

As we know, it’s been a challenging two years for many businesses in Victoria. The good news is there is a range of assistance available through various State or Commonwealth programs to help your business as we move out of the pandemic.

10 May 2022

federal government

ATO warns business about increased scams

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has advised businesses and individuals to be aware of an increase in fake websites offering tax file numbers (TFNs) and Australian business numbers (ABNs).

09 May 2022

economy

Frydenberg backs businesses to lead recovery

Government settings must allow business to flourish as Australia embarks on its recovery from the pandemic, the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has told a pre-election breakfast hosted by the Victorian Chamber and Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

06 May 2022

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 5 May 2022

The Victorian Budget was announced this week, and I'm sure you will have different views of what it means for you.

05 May 2022

economy

Treasurer lauds resilience of Victorian business

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas MP has praised business for the resilience it has shown as the state emerges from the pandemic and embarks on economic recovery.

04 May 2022


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