August 2019

Thales signs court-enforceable undertaking
30 Aug 2019
A major manufacturing company has back-paid workers more than $7 million in wages, superannuation and interest, after entering into a Court-Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Operators of two Hello Juice outlets face court
29 Aug 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of two Hello Juice outlets in Victoria, alleging they underpaid 27 workers a total of almost $40,000.
Sushi operators penalised $125,000
21 Aug 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $125,700 against the operators of two sushi outlets in Queensland for breaching Australia’s workplace laws.
Allegations against Pioneer companies dismissed
16 Aug 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s legal action against Pioneer Facility Services and Pioneer Contracting Services (Pioneer companies) has been dismissed following an appeal.
Han’s Cafe Mandurah to back-pay 16 workers
15 Aug 2019
A Han’s Café franchisee south of Perth will back-pay 16 workers $27,086 and overhaul its workplace practices, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
WA labour-hire operator faces court
12 Aug 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against WA labour-hire business, Corporation Sun Pty Ltd, and its part-owner and chief executive, Michael Le.
Online retailer to back-pay migrant workers
9 Aug 2019
The operator of an online retail export business based in Western Sydney will back-pay three migrant workers a total of $36,546, following action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Melbourne dentist penalised
8 Aug 2019
The former operator of a Melbourne dental practice has been penalised $5,355 and ordered to back-pay a former 457 visa-holder $32,889 plus interest, following legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Sydney transport company penalised $89,000
7 Aug 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a penalty of $89,250 in the Federal Circuit Court against Sydney transport company Eagle Tours Pty Ltd after it misclassified bus drivers as independent contractors.
Contempt of court case discontinued
2 Aug 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has discontinued its contempt-of-court action against Northern Queensland man Leigh Alan Jorgensen, the former operator of a Cairns company trading as Trek North Tours.
Call centre operator back-pays 43 workers
2 Aug 2019
A Gold Coast call centre operator has back-paid $77,286 to 43 employees after audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman identified breaches of workplace laws.
FWO audits La La Bar Group venues
1 Aug 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman conducted surprise audits on a number of bars in Melbourne’s popular Chapel Street district last night to check the businesses were complying with Australia’s workplace laws.

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