News Items matching Work Issues


Immigrant employers exploiting workers from similar background

Date: 07 Feb 2017, Filed under: Employment Law

The Commonwealth Fair Work Ombudsman's legal action over five overseas workers being underpaid $148,710 at Japanese-style food outlets trading as Teppanyaki...

$143,000 in penalties for $18,000 underpayment of two overseas workers in Brisbane

Date: 23 Jan 2017, Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Law, Workplace disputes

A Court’s decision to impose $143,000 in penalties over two Taiwanese workers in Brisbane being underpaid $18,000 sends a message about the seriousness...

7-Eleven signs Proactive Compliance Deed

Date: 13 Dec 2016, Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that 7-Eleven, has signed a Proactive Compliance Deed with the Ombudsman.

Large penalty against 7-Eleven operator who exploited staff

Date: 22 Jun 2016, Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a penalty of more than $400,000 has been imposed against the operators of a 7-Eleven store which exploited its...

Tasmanian businesswoman penalised over "heartless" treatment of workers

Date: 23 Mar 2016, Filed under: Employment Law, Workplace disputes

The Fair Work Ombudsman announced that Launceston businesswoman Wendy Langridge has been penalised almost $98,000 for her "heartless" treatment of long-term...

Geelong hairdresser paid less than $7 an hour

Date: 08 Feb 2016, Filed under: Employment Law, Workplace disputes

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a Geelong hair salon paid an adult apprentice hairdresser less than $7 an hour, inquiries by the Agency have...

$22k back pay for two Mornington Peninsula workers

Date: 03 Feb 2016, Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman announced that two workers on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula have been back-paid a total of $22,000, following recent intervention...

Japanese restaurant admits deliberately underpaying visa-holders

Date: 22 Jan 2016, Filed under: Discrimination, Industrial Relations, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that the operators of a Japanese restaurant at Surfers Paradise have admitted they deliberately underpaid 16 casual...

Ballarat security guard underpaid $30,000

Date: 21 Jan 2016, Filed under: Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a Victorian security company has been put on notice after it short-changed a Ballarat employee almost $30,000...

7-Eleven store operators face court for allegedly short-changing employees

Date: 19 Jan 2016, Filed under: Industrial Relations, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced legal action against the operators of two more 7-Eleven stores for allegedly underpaying their staff tens of thousands...

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