June 2014

Remember, wage rates change next week
27 Jun 2014
New minimum wage rates apply from next Tuesday, July 1 – and the Fair Work Ombudsman is encouraging employers to check pay guides on its website ahead of time.
Café penalised over unlawful wage deductions
26 Jun 2014
A café in Perth has been required to pay thousands of dollars in compensation and penalties after the Fair Work Ombudsman found it was illegally deducting money from the wages of its employees.
Pay packet review for La Porchetta employees
25 Jun 2014
Dozens of employees at La Porchetta pizza outlets across Australia will have their pay packets reviewed to ensure they are receiving their full entitlements.
Adelaide cleaners underpaid $14,000
23 Jun 2014
A company which cleans a major shopping complex in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs underpaid eight of its employees more than $14,000 over nine months, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.
Spotlight on Queensland fruit & vegetable farms
23 Jun 2014
A team of Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors will fly into Bundaberg today to ensure seasonal workers on local fruit and vegetable farms are being paid their correct wages and entitlements.
$50,000 back-pay for Tasmanian workers
20 Jun 2014
A number of Tasmanian workers have been back-paid almost $50,000 in wages and entitlements following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Workers across regional Victoria back-paid
18 Jun 2014
A number of workers throughout regional Victoria have been back-paid almost $50,000 in wages and entitlements following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
New-look website for reliable workplace info
16 Jun 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman today launched a new website aimed at busy people who need accurate information quickly and conveniently.
Fair Work inspectors to visit Bowen and Tully
13 Jun 2014
A team of four Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors will visit capsicum, tomato and banana farms around Bowen and Tully next week as part of an ongoing focus on seasonal workers.
WANTED – workers to claim $2.7 million back-pay
12 Jun 2014
Workers who believe they may have been underpaid in a previous job are being encouraged to check whether they are entitled to a share of unclaimed wages totalling $2.7 million.
Security company fined over underpayments
11 Jun 2014
The operators of a Victorian security company have been fined a total of $147,708 for the “negligent” underpayment of four former employees, following an investigation and litigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Restaurant operators fined $334,000 after paying employees with pizza and soft drink
10 Jun 2014
The operators of two Melbourne restaurants who gave teenage employees pizza and soft drink instead of their correct wages have been fined a total of $334,818 following an investigation and litigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Tips for young workers starting a new job
10 Jun 2014
Young people starting a new job can now access a new online learning course with helpful tips and advice on employment issues that affect them.
Melbourne cleaners to get $50,000 back-pay
5 Jun 2014
Sixteen cleaners in Melbourne’s north-west suburbs are to be reimbursed more than $50,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they had been underpaid.
Big brand clothing and accessory retailers encouraged to strive for best practice workplaces
4 Jun 2014
Popular brand clothing and accessory retailers are working with the Fair Work Ombudsman to achieve best practice in the workplace after a number of chains were found to be contravening federal workplace laws.
Transport operator fined over underpayments
3 Jun 2014
The Federal Circuit Court in Sydney has handed down a fine of $13,200 against the former operator of a NSW transport company over his involvement in the underpayment of two employees in Dubbo.

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