2011 media releases

Court penalises businessman over company’s failure to pay staff
21 Dec 2011
The Federal Magistrates Court has penalised a Sydney business operator who deliberately underpaid five long-serving employees two years ago – including one who pleaded for his wages to buy Christmas presents for his children.
Sydney cleaning company operator fined over underpayments
19 Dec 2011
The former owner-operator of a Sydney cleaning company has been fined $4400 over the underpayment of three workers, following a prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Festive season holiday information available
16 Dec 2011
Employers and workers are being encouraged to find out what pay rates and entitlements apply to their workplaces over the Christmas-New Year period.
Case against NSW director discontinued
16 Dec 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has discontinued litigation against the former director of a medical services business.
Darling Downs station hands back-paid $27k
15 Dec 2011
Two station hands in Queensland’s Darling Downs region have been back-paid a total of $27,600 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Aviation services company penalised almost $100,000 for underpaying pilots
14 Dec 2011
A national aviation services company has been penalised $96,030 for underpaying 33 pilots, following a prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$83,600 recovered for Tasmanian cleaners
13 Dec 2011
Dozens of cleaners at a Tasmanian business have been back-paid a total of $83,600 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Gisborne employee back-paid $10,000
12 Dec 2011
An agricultural worker near Gisborne in regional Victoria has been back-paid a total of $10,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Sydney business operator fined $18,000 over underpayment of two employees
9 Dec 2011
The former operator of a Sydney business has been fined $18,000 for underpaying two employees just over $7000.
$13,000 back-pay for Gippsland farm manager
8 Dec 2011
A farm manager in the Gippsland region of country Victoria has been back-paid a total of $13,500 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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