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Packing company delivered $220K penalty after “appalling greed” in underpaying migrant workers   24 Mar 2017
A Melbourne packing services business with a history of short-changing workers and one of its directors have been penalised more than $220,000 for underpaying three staff, including two visa holders.
Judgment confirms Compliance Notice and $77,000 for Indian worker   23 Mar 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has won judicial support for the first review of a compliance notice.
New app, heavier penalties reinforce record-keeping as core business   21 Mar 2017
As workers get an innovative new tool to record their hours, it is time for businesses to take record-keeping as seriously as the courts and government.

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