May 2007

Hearing date set in case against National Jet Systems
31 May 2007
The Directions Hearing for the Office of Workplace Services (OWS) case against National Jet Systems has been set for 9am on 3 July 2007, in the Federal Magistrates Court in Perth.
OWS reports to Senate Committee on major first year achievements
30 May 2007
The Office of Workplace Services (OWS) has again reported significant achievements in a comprehensive appearance before the Senate Standing Committee on Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Monday night in Canberra.
STATEMENT: WorkDirections Australia Investigation
30 May 2007
The Office of Workplace Services (OWS) is conducting an investigation into allegations of underpayments of wages by WorkDirections Australia Pty Ltd (WorkDirections), the Director of the OWS Mr Nicholas Wilson said today.
OWS launches duress case against major transport operator
27 May 2007
The Office of Workplace Services (OWS) has initiated prosecution of a major transport company based in Perth, National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, for allegedly forcing three pilots to sign new Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) and withholding pay increases due under their existing AWA.
OWS court action to protect young worker & deter ‘sham contracts’
25 May 2007
Employers who attempt to short change workers - especially younger workers - by unlawfully treating them as contractors and not employees under “sham” contracting arrangements, can expect the full force of our legal powers, the Office of Workplace Service
Security provider Quick Step met with underpayment penalties
21 May 2007
The Office of Workplace Services (OWS) has secured $12 000 in penalties against Quick Step Pty Ltd for underpaying entitlements to four casual security staff.
Watchdog warns employers
4 May 2007
The Office of Workplace Services (OWS) today sent a strong warning to employers that pressuring employees to sign Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) is against the law and will mean heavy penalties.
Voluntary compliance by employer gets a good reception for Lidiva
3 May 2007
The Office of Workplace Services (OWS) case against Lidiva Pty Ltd trading as Sheldon Reception & Convention Centre has resulted in a penalty of $13,200 in the Melbourne Magistrates court yesterday for an underpayment affecting ten employees.
OWS says latest penalty a warning to take care of younger staff
3 May 2007
The Office of Workplace Services (OWS) is reminding employers to take extra care with younger workers, after winning a $2500 penalty against Taradale Plumbing in the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court.

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