2020 - 2021 litigation outcomes

This section provides information on our litigation outcomes for the 2020 - 2021 financial year.

We use legal activities as one way to achieve compliance with Australian workplace laws. These activities are part of a broader compliance system that makes sure employers and employees comply with these laws.

July 2020 - June 2021

Fair Work Ombudsman v China Bar Buffet (Epping) Pty Ltd

Date: 25 June 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions, making and keeping false employee records and providing these to the FWO and to employees and making and providing to employees false payslips.

Penalty: $309,750

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v China Bar Buffet (Epping) Pty Ltd & Ors [2021] FCCA 1430 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Helix Bianca Nominees Pty Ltd

Date: 9 June 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $16,500

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Helix Bianca Nominees Pty Ltd [2021] FCCA 1351 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v ANS HL Trading Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 28 May 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions, failure to make and keep records, failure to provide pay slip, knowingly make or keep false and misleading records.

Penalty: $112,420

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v ANSHL Trading Pty Ltd [2021] FCCA 1163 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Domain Botanical Business Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 26 May 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions, meal breaks, record-keeping contraventions including failure to make and keep records.

Penalty: $204,120

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Domain Botanical Business Pty Ltd (No 2) [2021] FCCA 1107 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v MDP Labour Pty Ltd

Date: 25 May 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $33,300

Decision: Ex tempore

Fair Work Ombudsman v SMC Food Truck Pty Ltd

Date: 24 May 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $14,175

Decision: Ex tempore

Fair Work Ombudsman v Jenni International Pty Ltd

Date: 10 May 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice, false and misleading document.

Penalty: $63,000

Decision: Ex tempore

Fair Work Ombudsman v Available Dental Care Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 7 May 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $7,400

Decision: Ex tempore

Fair Work Ombudsman v Amelia Ann Tester

Date: 16 April 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $5,250

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Tester [2021] FCCA 771 (16 April 2021) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Yorktor Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 16 April 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $3,500

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Yorktor Pty Ltd [2021] FCCA 779 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Trucking Services Pty Ltd

Date: 15 April 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $20,000

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Trucking Services Pty Ltd [2021] FCCA 760 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v ADADN Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 15 April 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with FWC Order.

Penalty: $53,000

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v ADADN Pty Ltd [2021] FCCA 756 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Sphere 38 (BNE) Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 19 March 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $12,500

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Sphere 38 (BNE) Pty Ltd [2021] FCCA 536 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Kit Anthony Lam

Date: 12 March 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions.

Penalty: $37,500

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Lam [2021] FCA 205 (11 March 2021) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Panol DC Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 2 March 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions and failing to keep prescribed information on employee records.

Penalty: $57,800

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Panol Dc Pty Ltd & Ors [2021] FCCA 373 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Baal Gammon Copper Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 25 February 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $23,750

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Baal Gammon Copper Pty Ltd [2021] FCCA 348 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Matcraft Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 18 February 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $30,870

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Matcraft Pty Ltd [2021] FCCA 272 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v IE Enterprises Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 11 February 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions, failure to make and keep records, failure to provide payslips, unauthorised deductions.

Penalty: $256,000

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v IE Enterprises Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 60 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Theill Pipelines Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 5 February 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $22,050

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Theill Pipelines Pty Ltd & Anor [2021] FCCA 492 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Althaus Homes Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 29 January 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $13,608

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Althaus Homes Pty Ltd [2021] FCCA 126 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Kerryn Elizabeth Ainley

Date: 27 January 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $1,250

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Ainley [2021] FCCA 89 (27 January 2021) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Sun Sea Equity Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 27 January 2021

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $19,000

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Sun Sea Equity Pty Ltd [2021] FCCA 104 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v T & Sons Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 22 December 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $26,460

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v T & Sons Pty Ltd [2020] FCCA 3519 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Inverted Mountain Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 16 December 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice, record keeping and payslips and failure to include information on payslips.

Penalty: $60,480

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Inverted Mountain Pty Ltd [2020] FCCA 3429 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Timi Trading Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Nguyen Vo Trust

Date: 25 November 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions, recordkeeping and payslips, false and misleading records.

Penalty: $139,800

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Timi Trading Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Nguyen Vo Trust [2021] FCCA 527 (17 March 2021) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Saveway Store Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 12 November 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $27,783

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Saveway Store Pty Ltd & Anor [2020] FCCA 3042 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Tac Pham Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 12 November 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions and pay slip contraventions.

Penalty: $230,040

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Tac Pham Pty Ltd & Anor [2020] FCCA 3036 (12 November 2020) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Austop Natural Therapies and Supplies Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 30 October 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions, recordkeeping and payslips, false and misleading records.

Penalty: $19,100

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Austop Natural Therapy and Supplies Pty Ltd & Ors [2020] FCCA 2920 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Jenni International Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 30 October 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions, record keeping and pay slip contraventions.

Penalty: $121,000

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Jenni International Pty Ltd & Anor (No.2) [2020] FCCA 2924 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Rekha Thakadiyal Joseph & Anor

Date: 28 October 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions, cashback, recordkeeping and payslips, false and misleading records.

Penalty: $119,200

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Joseph & Anor [2020] FCCA 2910 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Uhy Sothertons Sydney Pty Ltd

Date: 26 October 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $28,350

Decision: Ex tempore

Fair Work Ombudsman v Zurel Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 26 October 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice, record keeping and pay slip contravention.

Penalty: $43,375.50

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Zurel Pty Ltd & Anor [2020] FCCA 2884 external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Malevi Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 22 October 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions, failure to make and keep records, adverse action.

Penalty: $232,545.60

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Malevi Pty Ltd & Ors [2020] FCCA 2875 (22 October 2020) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Corporation Sun Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 20 October 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $22,680

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Corporation Sun Pty Ltd & Anor [2020] FCCA 2849 (21 October 2020) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Galb Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 30 September 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $14,500

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Galb Pty Ltd & Anor [2020] FCCA 2712 (30 September 2020) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Soma Kitchen Pty Ltd & Anor (No.2)

Date: 16 September 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $21,924

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Soma Kitchen Pty Ltd & Anor (No.2) [2020] FCCA 2583 (16 September 2020) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Skypac Group Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 26 August 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, cashback provisions, failure to comply with a notice to produce, record-keeping contraventions including making and/ or keeping of false or misleading records.

Penalty: $276,929

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Skypac Group Pty Ltd & Ors [2020] FCCA 2332 (26 August 2020) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Austrend International Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 20 August 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Adverse action (sex and pregnancy discrimination).

Penalty: $18,300

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Austrend International Pty Ltd (No 2) [2020] FCA 1193 (20 August 2020) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Joys Child Care Limited & Anor

Date: 12 August 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $30,240

Decision: Ex tempore

Fair Work Ombudsman v Mashnicisa Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 16 July 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to pay weekend and public holiday penalty rates, evening loadings and overtime.

Penalty: $86,000 

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Mashnicisa Pty Ltd & Anor [2020] FCCA 1934 (16 July 2020) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v The Old Cop Shop Eatery Pty Ltd

Date: 10 July 2020

Nature of Proceedings: Non-compliance with a Compliance Notice.

Penalty: $22,050

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v The Old Cop Shop Eatery Pty Ltd [2020] FCCA 1884 (10 July 2020) external-icon.png

 

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