News Items matching Work Issues


Fair Work Ombudsman continues to set the bar for gender equity in briefing practices

Date: 25 Oct 2017, Filed under: Employment Law

The Australian Fair Work Ombudsman has allocated more than half of its legal work to female barristers for the fourth year in a row, as an example as a...

7-Eleven franchisee in court after allegedly dismissing worker who refused cash-back

Date: 18 Oct 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Industrial Relations, Employment Law, Workplace disputes

The Fair Work Ombudsman announced that a 7-Eleven Franchisee in Brisbane is facing court for allegedly dismissing a worker by removing him from the roster...

Former Brisbane Coffee Club franchisee penalised over unlawful cash-back payment

Date: 20 Jun 2017, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Industrial Relations, Employment Law, Worker's Compensation

The Fair Work Ombudsman stated that it has secured more than $180,000 in penalties against a former Coffee Club café franchisee in Brisbane for contraventions...

Labour-hire operator penalised for underpaying overseas workers on Queensland farms

Date: 07 Jun 2017, Filed under: Employment Law, Workplace disputes

The Fair Work Ombudsman announced that a Queensland labour-hire operator were penalised a total of $102,000 for underpaying 144 employees.

Reality TV contestant faces court over alleged unpaid internship, underpayments

Date: 01 Jun 2017, Filed under: Employment Law, Workplace disputes, Employment Agreements

The Fair Work Ombudsman stated that a fashion industry start-up that appeared on the reality show 'Shark Tank' is facing Court for allegedly running an...

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...

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