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Swan Hill fruit farmer penalised
23 May 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $144,000 in penalties against a fruit farmer for deliberately underpaying two Malaysian fruit pickers and using false records to try to cover it up.
Melbourne café to back-pay workers
22 May 2019
The operator of an inner Melbourne café has entered into a Court-Enforceable Undertaking (EU) after the Fair Work Ombudsman found it had underpaid 32 workers a total of $37,520.
Trolley collectors protected under new agreement
17 May 2019
Australia’s largest trolley collection company United Trolley Collections (UTC) has renewed a compliance partnership with the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure trolley collectors’ workplace rights are protected.

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