March 2018

Adelaide and Perth’s popular food precincts hit with unannounced workplace audits
29 Mar 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has conducted a series of surprise visits to cafes, restaurants and bars in Adelaide and Perth, checking businesses’ compliance with workplace laws.
A third of Tasmanian south and east coast businesses put on notice
28 Mar 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has today released the results of its proactive education and compliance campaign targeting Tasmania’s south and east coasts, finding 31 per cent of audited businesses to be non-compliant with workplace laws.
$200,000 in penalties after overseas worker exploited and sacked by text message
27 Mar 2018
The former owner-operator of an Indian restaurant in Perth has been penalised more than $200,000 after paying an overseas cook nothing for almost four months’ work then sacking him by text message for taking a day of sick leave.
Half of Barossa businesses breaching workplace laws, campaign finds
22 Mar 2018
Half of Barossa businesses are committing at least one breach of workplace laws, according to a report released by the Fair Work Ombudsman today.
Fair Work Ombudsman ‘Here to Help’ Tasmania’s multicultural community at Harmony Week event
21 Mar 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman is collaborating with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) to host a community event aimed at increasing multicultural communities’ awareness of the information and assistance available when it comes to workplace issues.
$80,000 in penalties against two Han’s Café franchisees after vulnerable workers underpaid
20 Mar 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $80,000 in penalties against the franchisees of two Han’s Café outlets in Perth after vulnerable staff were underpaid almost $100,000.
Western Sydney campaign reveals high rates of unlawful workplaces
16 Mar 2018
High rates of non-compliance uncovered by the Fair Work Ombudsman in Western Sydney have reinforced the importance of ensuring that Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities have ready access to workplace information and advice.
FWO Report finds three quarters of Caltex sites breaching workplace laws
5 Mar 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s latest Compliance Activity Report shows a workplace non-compliance rate of 76 per cent in the Caltex service network.
Melbourne company facing court over allegations relating to a 7-Eleven outlet and Ramen restaurant
2 Mar 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the former franchisee of a 7-Eleven retail outlet in the Melbourne CBD for allegedly exploiting three international students through a cash-back scheme.

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