November 2018

Penalty for newspaper director
28 Nov 2018
The former director of a Sydney newspaper publisher has been penalised after threatening and later sacking a journalist who sought assistance from the Fair Work Ombudsman.
JB Hi-Fi acts to improve workplace practices
23 Nov 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has published a report on its compliance partnership with Australian home entertainment and consumer electrical retailer, JB Hi-Fi Group Pty Ltd.
Harvest Trail Inquiry recovers $1 million for workers
22 Nov 2018
A Fair Work Ombudsman Inquiry into workplaces along Australia’s Harvest Trail has found widespread non-compliance, with inspectors recovering more than $1 million in unpaid wages for over 2,500 workers.
Victorian plumber faces Court for second time
19 Nov 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced a second legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against Victorian man Michael Patrick Pulis and his company, Pulis Plumbing Pty Ltd, which trades as Pulis Professional Plumbing.
Improved compliance for food franchisor
16 Nov 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has published a report on its compliance partnership with Retail Zoo Pty Ltd, which owns the Boost Juice, Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill and Cibo Espresso retail food brands.
Workplace audits for 600 NSW businesses
15 Nov 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman is auditing 600 businesses in the Northern Rivers region in New South Wales to check that employers are paying their workers correctly and meeting their record-keeping and payslip obligations.
National campaign shows improved compliance
8 Nov 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has today released its latest National Compliance Monitoring report after re-auditing 479 businesses that had previously breached workplace laws.
Melbourne supermarket operator to overhaul workplace practices
5 Nov 2018
A specialty supermarket operator in Melbourne will overhaul its workplace practices under an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman after they were found to have underpaid three Chinese workers a total of almost $75,000.
Trolley contractor improves workplace compliance
2 Nov 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has published a report on its compliance partnership with United Trolley Collections Pty Ltd (UTC), Australia’s largest trolley collection company.

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