October 2018

Bundaberg transport company penalised $80,000
30 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured an $80,000 penalty against a Bundaberg-based transport company for underpaying an employee more than $11,000 over a period of just nine months.
Crust pizza franchisee allegedly discriminated against migrant workers
23 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of a Crust Gourmet Pizza franchise outlet in Hobart, alleging they discriminated against four overseas workers by paying them much less than Australian employees.
Court penalises IGA supermarket operator
22 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $320,263 in penalties in Court after an operator was found to have deliberately underpaid six workers at two IGA supermarkets in Melbourne, despite having been put on notice to comply.
2017-18 Annual Report
18 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s Annual Report for 2017-18 has been tabled in Parliament, highlighting the wide range of services and resources the regulator offers to employers and employees.
Restaurant faces pregnancy discrimination allegations
18 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against Jewel Bay 2015 Pty Ltd, which operates Coco’s Restaurant in South Perth, and company director Abdel Wahid Tajeddine.
Lycamobile penalised $25,000
15 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a penalty against the Australian arm of global mobile SIM card provider Lycamobile for underpaying an employee’s wages.
FWO audits popular Sydney dining spot
10 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman is conducting unannounced audits of hospitality outlets in Newtown this week to check businesses are complying with workplace laws.
Former Cairns restaurant operators penalised $168,000
10 Oct 2018
The former operators of a restaurant in Cairns have been penalised a total of $168,924 for underpaying a migrant worker more than $33,000, following legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
FWO recovers nearly $800,000 for sushi workers in NSW, QLD and the ACT
9 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has audited 45 sushi businesses in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory, finding breaches of workplace laws at 39 businesses.
Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders
8 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken legal action against the former operators of a petrol station on the NSW Central Coast who allegedly underpaid two migrant workers over $50,000.
FWO takes Crust pizza franchisee to Court
4 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against a Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar franchisee in Melbourne, alleging it underpaid seven employees on student visas a total of $35,725.

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