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Fashion start-up in court over allegations of unlawful internships and underpayments

Her Fashion Box, an online fashion start-up that secured funding on the second season of Shark Tank, has been taken to court over allegations it ran an unlawful unpaid internship program and underpaid three workers more than $40,000. The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the subscription box Read More…

June 2nd, 2017  |  Published in Noticeboard, Startup


Internships marketed as ticket out of unemployment

In the last ten or so years, internships have boomed in Australia – perhaps following the example set in America where young people routinely work for free to make themselves more employable. Back home, internships have certainly become commonplace, and with good reason. Why not take advantage of free labour if it’s on offer? The Read More…

May 9th, 2016  |  Published in Education | Training, HR, Industry, Recruitment, Small Business


Internships: A potential minefield for employers

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive for university graduates, many students and young professionals are willing to take on unpaid internships to gain experience in their chosen industry. This practice is widespread in the United States, where a laissez faire approach to workplace relations means businesses can benefit from taking on unpaid workers. But Read More…

December 3rd, 2015  |  Published in Education | Training, Expert, HR, Industry, Industry HR, Industry Legal, Legal


Fair Work crackdown on unpaid work and internships

Businesses that are uncertain about unpaid work and internship arrangements will be the focus of a new education campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman.   The FWO will seek to clarify the circumstances when businesses can legitimately make use of unpaid workers and interns following a number of recent case-studies in which workers were exploited. In Read More…

August 12th, 2014  |  Published in Economy, News, Staff


How to manage an internship

An internship, also known as work placement or work experience, is a well-established practice between university students and businesses. It’s a bridge between theory and practice, offering students exposure to decades of first-hand senior corporate experience, a way for students to choose a career path and network with people in the industry.

October 10th, 2011  |  Published in Hot Tips, Managing, Staff


Why this entrepreneur believes character outweighs IQ in business

Byline: Jim Penman, the founder of Australia’s largest home-service franchise, Jim’s Group. Change character, and I believe you can change the world. I strongly believe this is also the case in business. The real key to success is temperament People think the key to success is knowing things, and that does matter, but the real key Read More…

April 30th, 2019  |  Published in Advice, Editor's Choice, Entrepreneur, Expert, Leadership Advice, Management, Managing, Managing, Opinion, Recruitment


Fast food CEO takes home ‘Rising Star’ award

Young leader gets prestigious accolade at QSR awards.

June 15th, 2018  |  Published in Entrepreneur, News, Women in business


Why must small and medium businesses do all the heavy lifting for workplace experience?

We know that small businesses employ around 40% of Australia’s workforce, but they also play more than their fair share of taking on interns for work experience. Most interns that I speak to are getting their work experience at a small business, usually a place with fewer than 10 employees. With an increasing number of Read More…

April 13th, 2018  |  Published in Small Business


How the cost of Coke in Australia set GoDoctor co-founder ‘AJ’ on his entrepreneurial journey

At the age of 33, Anubhav “AJ” Jain – a serial entrepreneur who ‘cut his teeth’ in Australia – has achieved an enviable level of success steering companies in a range of markets, including computer hardware, mobile apps, medtech and health products. Jain’s latest venture is GoDoctor, an online network he co-founded with his friends Read More…

April 5th, 2018  |  Published in Entrepreneur, Featured


Five tips to ensure your interns don’t sue you

Internships can be a mixed bag. Done poorly and you have an intern twiddling their thumbs or doing work that really should be done by an employee. Done well however, you’ll engage some bright young people with your organisation, gain some diverse perspectives, get some value add work done and build the management skills of Read More…

February 27th, 2018  |  Published in Employment Legislation, Legal, Small Business