December 2018

$140,000 in penalties for Degani café
21 Dec 2018
The operators of a Degani café in Melbourne’s north-east have been penalised over $140,000 for underpaying staff and providing inspectors with false records, following legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Positive partnership for poultry workers
21 Dec 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has reported on the outcomes of its compliance partnership with Baiada Group, confirming significant progress has been made by the poultry processor to ensure its supply chain is compliant with workplace laws.
Moreton Island restaurant operator faces Court
18 Dec 2018
The former manager of a Queensland resort restaurant is facing Court again, with the Fair Work Ombudsman alleging he has continued to be involved in underpaying young overseas workers.
Court penalty for ABCO Plastics
17 Dec 2018
A Sydney plastics manufacturing company that underpaid two Sri Lankan visa holders has been penalised by the Federal Circuit Court after failing to meet a deadline to back-pay these workers.
New Field underpays two graduates
14 Dec 2018
A multinational education company will make major changes to its workplace practices after the Fair Work Ombudsman discovered the underpayment of two Chinese graduates in its Melbourne CBD branch.
Over $165,000 penalties for tour bus operator
14 Dec 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured substantial penalties against a Gold Coast tour bus business that engaged in sham contracting and underpaid two drivers more than $43,000.
Cleaning contractors hit with $65,000 penalty
12 Dec 2018
Three cleaning companies and a former sole trader have been penalised for their involvement in underpaying Korean cleaners at Woolworths’ sites in Tasmania, after legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Catering Director penalised for underpaying workers
11 Dec 2018
The former director of a contract catering company has been penalised $50,100 for his role in underpaying workers at Wagga’s Rules Club in regional NSW, following legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Melbourne hotspots hit with workplace audits
11 Dec 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman is targeting restaurants and cafes in the popular Degraves Street and Hardware Lane dining strips in the Melbourne CBD with unannounced workplace audits.
Former carwash-café operators penalised
7 Dec 2018
The former operators of a Gold Coast carwash-café have been penalised almost $70,000 for requiring an overseas worker to pay back over $21,000 of her wages and underpaying dozens of other workers following legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Cleaning company overhauls workplace practices
3 Dec 2018
A Western Australian commercial cleaning company that underpaid its workforce more than $447,000 has signed up to ongoing scrutiny of its workplace arrangements under an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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