2012 media releases

School bus driver’s pay cut for complaining about lack of basic amenities
21 Dec 2012
A regional NSW bus driver is to be compensated after his working hours were cut when he complained there was no toilet at his bus depot.
Federal Court upholds Fair Work Ombudsman’s appeal
21 Dec 2012
The Federal Court has today upheld the Fair Work Ombudsman’s appeal against a decision of the Federal Magistrates Court that struck out parts of the Agency’s Statement of Claim in its litigation case against Toyota Material Handling (NSW) Pty Ltd.
South Australia part-day public holidays
21 Dec 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has provided updated information about the arrangements applying to part-day public holidays in South Australia to help employers ensure they provide the correct entitlements to staff and to help workers check they are been paid correctly.
Service stations and roadhouses the focus of new campaign in NSW Hunter and Mid-North Coast
18 Dec 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 25 fuel retailers in the NSW Hunter and Mid-North Coast regions region over the next four months as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
Court penalises former manager of Sydney car wash over staff underpayments
18 Dec 2012
The Federal Magistrates Court today described as grossly irresponsible and reckless the former manager of a Sydney car wash which underpaid dozens of young foreign workers almost $100,000.
Cleaning industry faces further scrutiny
13 Dec 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will randomly audit up to 1000 cleaning contractors next year as part of a push to improve compliance within the industry.
Do the Right Thing
12 Dec 2012
The recent Geelong Show provided a good opportunity for the Fair Work Ombudsman to talk to people from the Barwon region about their workplace rights and responsibilities.
Working Knowledge
12 Dec 2012
Of the 11.5 million people working in Australia today, around 1.9 million are aged between 15 and 24.
Fact and fiction: 10 common workplace myths
12 Dec 2012
Urban myths persist in many facets of our daily life. They seem to achieve widespread levels of acceptance, when clearly, a reality check would expose them for what they are.
Ensure the right pay for holiday work
11 Dec 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is urging employers and employees to check pay rates and entitlements that apply over the Christmas and New Year public holidays.

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