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Australian Hotels Association Submits To Federal Review

The Australian Hotels Association claims the Fair Work Act is creating confusion and hardship among hoteliers and staff.  Restaurants are not coping any better.

The way that the Fair Work Act deals with permanent employees, it's difficult to have flexibility without overtime and penalty payments. And that doesn't match up with the dynamic, seasonal hospitality industry.    AHA spokesman Steven Fanner

A Fair Work Act review committee is to report back on submissions and findings to Federal Parliament on May 31, 2012..

And the Restaurant and Catering Association also recently called for the hospitality sector to be exempted from some Fair Work provisions, including the mandatory payment of penalty rates – double time and a half – on weekends and public holidays.

Since it's introduction in 2008 the Fair Work Act has been widely criticised by small business.

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Over forty years experience in Small Business and more than twenty-five years in franchising operations as a franchisee and employed by three franchisors, mostly in operations.

I have dedicated more than ten years and over 15,000 hours in the pursuit of quality franchising and exposing franchisor abuse of franchisees while advocating for the introduction of franchise relationship Law and the levelling of the dispute processes between bigger business and small business.


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