February 2016

Cleaning business faces Court for allegedly underpaying international students
29 Feb 2016
A cleaning services business in Sydney will face the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly underpaying two international students almost $3000.
Co-operation at the “door of the Court” too late to avoid penalty, Judge tells businesswoman
26 Feb 2016
A Federal Circuit Court judge has told a Melbourne businesswoman she could have avoided a $9000 penalty if she had co-operated with a Fair Work Ombudsman investigation into underpayment of wages.
Failure to co-operate results in penalties of $24,990 for Sydney company and director
25 Feb 2016
A Sydney businessman and his company have been penalised almost $25,000 for failing to co-operate with a Fair Work Ombudsman investigation.
Nando’s restaurant signs workplace pact after short-changing young workers more than $27,000
24 Feb 2016
The operator of a Nando’s restaurant in Canberra has been found short-changing its young workers thousands of dollars.
Melbourne retailer faces court for allegedly underpaying workers more than $90,000
22 Feb 2016
The operators of a retail outlet in Melbourne are facing Court for allegedly short-changing three employees, including two overseas workers, a total of more than $90,000.
Accounting firm faces Court over alleged involvement in underpayment of workers
19 Feb 2016
A Victorian accounting firm will face court over its alleged involvement in the underpayment of two Taiwanese backpackers working for one of its clients.
Glass repair business penalised $35,500 for ignoring $8000 compensation Order
18 Feb 2016
A national glass repair business has been penalised $35,500 after ignoring a Fair Work Commission Order to compensate an employee who had been unfairly dismissed.
Cleaning operator faces Court for allegedly underpaying overseas workers almost $60,000
18 Feb 2016
The operator of a cleaning services business in Brisbane is facing Court for allegedly underpaying four young overseas workers almost $60,000 and breaching sham contracting laws.
Gold Coast security operator faces Court
17 Feb 2016
A Gold Coast security company and its owner are facing Court action for allegedly underpaying eight security guards more than $22,000.
Cairns restaurant faces court for allegedly underpaying overseas worker $33,000
17 Feb 2016
The operators of a restaurant in Cairns are facing Court for allegedly short-changing an overseas worker more than $33,000 over a period of almost three years.
Transport company penalised $41,600 over underpayment of three drivers
16 Feb 2016
The operators of a Victorian transport company have been penalised a total of $41,600 for underpaying three truck drivers.
Penalty for underpayment of interns
16 Feb 2016
The former operator of a Melbourne marketing company has been penalised $17,500 over her involvement in the underpayment of three former interns.
Food wholesaler penalised $85,000 over “inexcusable” underpayment of workers
15 Feb 2016
A Melbourne food wholesaler has been penalised $85,000 for “inexcusable” underpayment of migrant and overseas workers.
Filipino worker short-changed more than $20,000 in just three months
13 Feb 2016
A Filipino welder recruited to work on the construction of a new brewery in Melbourne was underpaid more than $20,000 in just three months, an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.
Mid-North workers back-paid almost $20,000
12 Feb 2016
Eleven workers on the NSW Mid-North Coast are sharing almost $20,000 back-pay after Fair Work Ombudsman auditing found they had been underpaid.
Port Macquarie workers back-paid $24,000
11 Feb 2016
Several workers around Port Macquarie have been reimbursed almost $24,000 after the Fair Work Ombudsman found they had been underpaid.
Young Sydney workers back-paid $35,000
10 Feb 2016
A business on Sydney’s north shore has back-paid three young employees almost $35,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Barwon Heads manager back-paid $19,000
9 Feb 2016
The former manager of a business at Barwon Heads in Victoria has been back-paid $19,000 after intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Coffs Harbour apprentices underpaid $22,000
8 Feb 2016
Three apprentice chefs at Coffs Harbour have been underpaid more than $22,000, investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed.
Gold Coast workers paid as little as $10 an hour
5 Feb 2016
A Gold Coast restaurant and a take-away food outlet have had to back-pay a dozen employees a total of more than $23,000 after the Fair Work Ombudsman found the workers were being short-changed.
Geelong hairdresser paid less than $7 an hour
4 Feb 2016
A Geelong hair salon paid an adult apprentice hairdresser less than $7 an hour, inquiries by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed.
Newcastle worker back-paid $15,000
3 Feb 2016
A worker at a fast food outlet in Newcastle, in the Hunter Valley, has been back-paid $15,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$20,000 back-pay for dozens of workers at Port Lincoln and Whyalla
2 Feb 2016
Dozens of workers at Port Lincoln and Whyalla have been short-changed thousands of dollars, recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed.
$22k for two Mornington Peninsula workers
1 Feb 2016
Two workers on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula have been back-paid a total of $22,000, following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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