February 2012

Limestone Coast tourism campaign begins
29 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will check the books of up to 60 tourism businesses on South Australia’s Limestone Coast over the next three months as a part of a new education and compliance campaign.
Queensland company faces court over alleged underpayment of teenager
27 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting a Queensland construction company for allegedly underpaying a teenage employee more than $8000.
Court action over alleged $143,000 underpayment of Adelaide trolley collectors
26 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against three individuals and a national supermarket chain, alleging four Adelaide trolley collectors were underpaid more than $143,000.
Staff at Gold Coast pizza outlet allegedly underpaid almost $20,000
24 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the operator of a Gold Coast pizza shop for allegedly underpaying 27 employees almost $20,000.
Court action over sacking of Perth teenager
23 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the operator of a Perth business for allegedly sacking a 16-year-old because the boy’s mother queried his pay.
Red Rooster to audit employee pay packets
22 Feb 2012
Red Rooster is the third major fast-food chain to sign up to a national audit designed to ensure that staff at its franchise stores are being paid properly.
Transport company faces court over alleged $50,000 driver underpayment
21 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a transport company in Victoria’s Goldfields region for allegedly underpaying a truck driver almost $50,000.
Real estate agent faces court over alleged sham contracting and underpayment
20 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a Queensland real estate agent for alleged sham contracting and paying a salesman just $100 for five months work.
Domino’s to audit employee pay packets
17 Feb 2012
Australia’s largest pizza chain – Domino’s – has followed a lead set by McDonald’s and signed up to a national audit designed to ensure the pay packets of its 11,000-strong workforce are accurate.
New England workers back-paid $34,000
16 Feb 2012
Twenty-seven workers in the New England region of NSW have been back-paid a total of $34,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Limestone Coast drivers back-paid $22,000
15 Feb 2012
Two truck drivers in South Australia’s Limestone Coast region have been back-paid a total of $22,700 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Melbourne call centre operators fined more than $30,000 over staff underpayments
14 Feb 2012
The former operators of a Melbourne call centre have been fined $31,680 for failing to pay five workers $3300 in wages.
Western Sydney workers back-paid $210,000
13 Feb 2012
Workers in Western Sydney have been back-paid a total of $210,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Union, labour-hire company face court over alleged ‘no-ticket, no-start’ policy
10 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and a national labour-hire company over an alleged ‘no-ticket, no-start’ policy in Western Australia.
Fair Work inspectors take part in O-Week
9 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will join O-Week activities at 25 university campuses throughout Australia to educate students about their workplace rights.
Restaurant owner faces court over $78,000 underpayment of employees
8 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the owner of a Perth restaurant for allegedly underpaying two staff members a total of $78,000.
$78,000 penalty for underpaying staff
7 Feb 2012
A Melbourne business operator and his company have been penalised a total of $78,000 for underpaying four workers almost $11,000.
Hospitality focus of new Tasmanian campaign
6 Feb 2012
Hospitality is the focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s latest targeted education and compliance campaign in Tasmania.
New program offers opportunity for franchisors to engage with workplace regulator
3 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is hoping to engage some of Australia’s largest franchisors with the launch of a new National Franchise Program (NFP).
Court imposes $23,000 penalty over sex and pregnancy discrimination
2 Feb 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s first prosecution relating to pregnancy and sex discrimination has been finalised, with the two former owner-operators of a Sydney printing business being penalised a total of $23,760.
Ararat service workers back-paid $15,000
1 Feb 2012
Four service industry workers at Ararat in western Victoria have been back-paid a total of $15,600 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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