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$143,000 in penalties for $18,000 underpayment of two overseas workers in Brisbane   23 Jan 2017
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 of ignoring warnings to pay workers correctly, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$125k back-pay for workers in south-east Melbourne   20 Jan 2017
A former manager of an automotive repair business at Seaford in Victoria has been reimbursed $102,990 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
More exploitation allegations against Melbourne burger bar operator   19 Jan 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced a second litigation against the operator of a Melbourne burger bar for allegedly exploiting more young and overseas workers.

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