January 2016

Sydney labour-hire operator allegedly underpaid 19 overseas workers more than $45,000
29 Jan 2016
The operator of a Sydney labour-hire company is facing Court for allegedly underpaying 19 overseas workers more than $45,000.
Business community enlisted to help reach out to 300,000 Chinese workers and employers
28 Jan 2016
The Fair Work Ombudsman is enlisting the support of the Chinese business community to help educate Chinese employees and employers of their workplace rights and obligations.
Another 7-Eleven store faces Court for allegedly short-changing workers over $82,000
25 Jan 2016
Another 7-Eleven store in Brisbane has allegedly been short-changing its workers tens of thousands of dollars.
Nepalese student says she was underpaid $23,000 because she is “not an Aussie”
25 Jan 2016
An international student who was underpaid thousands of dollars claims she was told she would be paid less because “you are not an Aussie”.
Japanese restaurant admits deliberately underpaying 417 visa-holders and hoping to get away with it
21 Jan 2016
The operators of a Japanese restaurant at Surfer’s Paradise have admitted they deliberately underpaid 17 casual employees tens of thousands of dollars.
Ballarat security guard underpaid $30,000
20 Jan 2016
A Victorian security company has been put on notice after it short-changed a Ballarat employee almost $30,000 over four years.
Malaysian restaurant faces court for allegedly underpaying staff more than $87,000
19 Jan 2016
The operators of an inner Sydney restaurant are facing Court for allegedly short-changing six employees tens of thousands of dollars and using false records to try to disguise the underpayments.
Fleurieu Peninsula worker back-paid $22,000
18 Jan 2016
A South Australian worker who was paid just $15-an-hour for almost seven years is now being back-paid $22,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Strip club hospitality staff short-changed
15 Jan 2016
Hospitality workers at a Melbourne strip club have been reimbursed thousands of dollars after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were being underpaid.
More 7-Eleven store operators face Court for allegedly short-changing employees
14 Jan 2016
The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced legal action against the operators of two more 7-Eleven stores for allegedly underpaying their staff tens of thousands of dollars.
Queensland labour hire operator allegedly underpaid overseas workers $77,000
13 Jan 2016
A labour-hire operator is facing Court for alleged exploitation of workers recruited from Vanuatu to pick fruit and vegetables in Queensland.
A good turn, but a costly error
12 Jan 2016
When bushman Norman Bright advertised for three people to help him muster buffalo in a remote Aboriginal community near Katherine, in the Northern Territory, 11 candidates turned up eager to work.
Coffs Harbour truckies allegedly underpaid $143k
11 Jan 2016
The former owner-operator of a transport company is facing Court for allegedly short-changing 12 truck drivers on the NSW North Coast more than $143,000 and using false records to try to disguise the underpayments.
Workers share more than $43,000 back-pay
8 Jan 2016
Ten workers at Dubbo, Orange and Parkes in regional NSW have been back-paid more than $43,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Probe into MCG supply chain finds alleged exploitation of visa-holders working as cleaners
7 Jan 2016
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the Australian arm of a multi-national company over its alleged involvement in the exploitation of overseas workers at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Whyalla cleaning business to face Court
6 Jan 2016
The operator of a cleaning business in regional South Australia is facing the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly underpaying eight employees more than $7000.
$21,000 penalty for ignoring back-pay request
5 Jan 2016
A Court has penalised a western Sydney hair and beauty salon $21,000 for ignoring a Fair Work Ombudsman request to back-pay an underpaid hairdresser $4668.
Hobart manager receives almost $22,000 back-pay
4 Jan 2016
The manager of a business in Hobart has been back-paid almost $22,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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