April 2017

FWO commends Coles on its ongoing efforts to stamp out non-compliance by dodgy trolley collectors
27 Apr 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has today released a report on the progress of Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd’s (Coles) legal commitment to improve wage compliance and supply chain accountability for its trolley collection services.
Canberra café operator faces Court over serious record-keeping failures
24 Apr 2017
The operator of a Canberra café and its directors are facing court for alleged serious contraventions of record-keeping and payslip laws.
Fair Work Ombudsman to audit 200 businesses in Wide Bay region
21 Apr 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has contacted 200 businesses in Queensland’s Wide Bay region as part of a new proactive compliance and education campaign.
New workplace pact aims to improve compliance
20 Apr 2017
South Australia’s Department of State Development is joining forces with the Fair Work Ombudsman to help improve compliance with federal workplace laws relating to apprentices and trainees.
Salon operator overhauls workplace practices after underpaying staff approximately $288,000
20 Apr 2017
The operator of seven popular hair salons in Victoria has agreed to review and overhaul its workplace practices after a Fair Work Ombudsman investigation revealed it had underpaid dozens of workers and contravened record-keeping laws.
$33,000 back-paid to Gold Coast workers
17 Apr 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently assisted three workers on the Gold Coast to recover more than $33,000 in unpaid wages and entitlements.
$50,000 back-pay for north-west Sydney workers
15 Apr 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has assisted two workers in suburbs north-west of Sydney to recover almost $50,000 in unpaid wages and entitlements.
Opening Statement – Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017
12 Apr 2017
Today, Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, gave evidence before the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017.
Shipping company in court for allegedly underpaying seafarers by $255,000
8 Apr 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a Norwegian shipping company, alleging it underpaid dozens of foreign crew more than $255,000 while they were working in Australian waters.
MUA and individual crew members face legal action
7 Apr 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced litigation against the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and nine shipping crew over alleged unlawful industrial action that prevented a ship from leaving a port in south-west Victoria for almost two months.
Fair Work Ombudsman report reveals widespread worker exploitation at United Petroleum outlets
6 Apr 2017
A Fair Work Ombudsman Activity Report has identified instances of non-compliance at United Petroleum retail fuel sites with more than 40 per cent of audited outlets found to be underpaying employees.
East Coast retail outlets and beauty salons to be audited as part of new campaign
4 Apr 2017
Hair and beauty salons and retail outlets are the focus of a new Fair Work Ombudsman compliance campaign that will target businesses along the east coast of Australia.
Laser engineering company’s bill nearly doubles after failure to pay unfair dismissal compo
3 Apr 2017
A Melbourne engineering company and one of its directors have been penalised more than $25,000 after the business ignored a Fair Work Commission (FWC) order to compensate a worker it unfairly dismissed.

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