January 2019

Sushi operator faces Court under new onus of proof laws
25 Jan 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has commenced the first legal action utilising new reverse onus of proof laws that require employers to disprove underpayment allegations in Court when they have failed to keep adequate time and wages records or issue pay slips.
Regional workers back-paid $190,000
25 Jan 2019
Fair Work Ombudsman audits of 600 workplaces in remote and regional locations across Australia have recovered $191,125 for 268 workers.
$335,664 in penalties for underpaying workers at 7-Eleven outlet and restaurant
18 Jan 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $335,664 in penalties against a Melbourne company and two individuals for underpaying Chinese workers at a 7-Eleven franchise on William Street and a Japanese restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD.
TCF campaign recovers $80,000 for workers
11 Jan 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $84,846 for 138 Textile, Clothing and Footwear workers following a series of audits across Australia.
Coles’ trolley collectors report
9 Jan 2019
The final report on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd reveals a highly compliant network, with 94 per cent of the supermarket’s stores now using ‘in-house’ trolley collectors.
$216k in penalties for sham contracting, underpayments
4 Jan 2019
Two labour-hire companies that provided workers exclusively to a major home care company in Adelaide have been penalised a total of more than $200,000 over a sham contracting scheme that resulted in underpayments and significant hardship for workers.

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