2009 media releases

The media releases in the first half of this section (prior to 1 July) come from the former Workplace Ombudsman (WO) and the Office of Workplace Services (OWS), which governed workplace relations in Australia prior to 1 July 2009. We have archived them for historical purposes.

Watchdog recovers $60k for Cessnock workers
12 Oct 2014
The national pay protector has recovered $60,000 for 26 underpaid workers at businesses in the Cessnock area over the past 12 months.
Workplace regulator recoups $9500 back-pay for Townsville tradesman
22 Dec 2009
A Townsville tradesman has been reimbursed $9500 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
Gold Coast hinterland farm back-pays two workers $22,000
21 Dec 2009
Two workers at a farm in the Gold Coast hinterland have been reimbursed more than $22,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Real estate firm fined $30,000 over sham contracting and underpayment
18 Dec 2009
A Sydney real estate company and its director have been fined almost $30,000 for underpaying a salesperson more than $20,000 as a result of sham contracting.
Whyalla company back-pays four workers $10k
18 Dec 2009
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $10,000 in back-pay for four casual workers at a Whyalla accommodation house.
Kimberley and Pilbara workers get back-pay after Fair Work Ombudsman intervenes
17 Dec 2009
Two salespeople for a Broome company have been reimbursed more than $11,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Fair Work Ombudsman recoups $115,000 for Melbourne training college staff
16 Dec 2009
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $115,000 for five workers at a private training college in Melbourne.
Central Queensland employer back-pays worker $17,000 after Fair Work investigation
15 Dec 2009
A Central Queensland worker has been reimbursed $17,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found she was underpaid.
Compliance high in Hunter Valley, Fair Work audits reveal
14 Dec 2009
Random audits of employers in the metal, engineering and associated industries in the NSW Hunter Valley region have found most are complying with workplace laws.
Brisbane company back-pays three young workers almost $85,000
12 Dec 2009
A Brisbane company has reimbursed three young workers almost $85,000 after the Fair Work Ombudsman found they had been underpaid.

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