December 2019

Fremantle restaurant taken to court
12 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court in Perth against the Soma Kitchen restaurant in Fremantle, Western Australia, and its director.
Tasmanian restaurant operator faces court
11 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of the Jade Willow Chinese Restaurant located at Ulverstone in Tasmania.
Darwin restaurant operator taken to court
9 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court against the owner of the now-defunct ‘Bar.B.Q Tonight NT’ restaurant.
Over $100,000 penalties for Moreton Island restaurant
9 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $113,808 against a former manager of a Queensland resort restaurant and its owner after the underpayment of migrant workers.
Over $300,000 returned to fast food, restaurant and café workers
6 Dec 2019
Fast food restaurant and café workers in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia have received $316,674 in back payments for unpaid wages, following Fair Work Ombudsman audits of popular ‘cheap eat’ food districts.
Burger chain back-pays $1.1 million to workers
6 Dec 2019
The Australian arm of a Japanese burger chain has back-paid $1.12 million to 285 former and current Queensland workers and will face ongoing scrutiny of its workplace practices.
Over $40,000 penalty after teenager not paid
5 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $41,040 penalty against the former operator of a Sunshine Coast-based business after he was involved in a failure to pay an 18-year-old labourer any wages for almost a month’s work.
FWO alleges EU non-compliance
5 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has commenced legal action to enforce terms of a Court-Enforceable Undertaking (EU) that was executed with Saffron Indian Gourmet Pty Ltd (Saffron) earlier this year.
Gold Coast café and director face court
3 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of a café at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

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