2010 media releases

NSW petrol retailer fined for underpaying workers more than $500,000
24 Dec 2010
The operator of a Sydney-based petrol retailer who was centrally involved in underpaying his staff more than $500,000 has been fined a total of $82,100.
Reminder to employers of changes to unfair dismissal laws from January 1
22 Dec 2010
From January 1, there is a change in the way a small business is defined for the purposes of Federal unfair dismissal laws.
Workers in Melbourne’s west back-paid $145,000 after regulator intervenes
22 Dec 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently recovered more than $145,000 for a number of workers in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Regulator recovers $156,000 for underpaid workers in Melbourne’s northern suburbs
21 Dec 2010
A number of workers in Melbourne’s northern suburbs have been back-paid $156,200 as a result of recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Workers in Melbourne’s CBD and inner suburbs back-paid almost $260,000
20 Dec 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently recovered $254,000 in back-pay for a number of workers in Melbourne’s CBD and inner suburbs.
$11,000 recovered for Murray Downs and Deniliquin workers
16 Dec 2010
Two workers at Murray Downs and Deniliquin in NSW have been reimbursed more than $11,000 after recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Nowra workers back-paid more than $15,000
16 Dec 2010
Two workers on the South Coast of NSW have been reimbursed $15,100 after the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Eyre Peninsula worker back-paid $7800
15 Dec 2010
An office manager on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula has been back-paid $7800 after intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Almost $40,000 recovered for Ipswich workers
14 Dec 2010
A number of workers at Ipswich in South-East Queensland have been back-paid $39,600 following recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Two underpaid Pilbara workers reimbursed $16,400 after regulator intervenes
13 Dec 2010
Two workers in Western Australia’s Pilbara region have been back-paid $16,400 after the Fair Work Ombudsman intervened.

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