November 2019

FWO recovers entitlements for school cleaners
29 Nov 2019
Following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has made significant changes to school cleaning contracts to protect workers.
Courier company failed to provide paid meal breaks
29 Nov 2019
A failure to provide paid meal breaks has resulted in national parcel delivery company Couriers Please Pty Ltd underpaying staff $382,065 over a period of eight years.
Printing business penalised
22 Nov 2019
The operators of a Sydney printing finishing business have back-paid migrant workers $229,564 and been penalised a combined $18,144 following Fair Work Ombudsman court action.
Sydney PappaRich franchisees penalised
21 Nov 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $307,802 in penalties in the Federal Circuit Court in response to 154 workers across three PappaRich restaurants in Sydney being underpaid $74,000.
Plumber penalised over $150,000
19 Nov 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $151,200 against a Victorian plumber and his company for underpaying a young worker following previous court action involving “startlingly similar” conduct.
Former Crust pizza franchisee penalised
19 Nov 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $75,400 in penalties in court against a former Melbourne Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar franchisee and one of its directors after they underpaid seven employees and provided false records to the FWO.
Dental practice operator faces court
18 Nov 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of the Available Dental Care dental practice at Campbelltown in south-western Sydney.
Federal Court penalises NUW
15 Nov 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $72,900 penalty and $101,539.50 compensation order in the Federal Court against the National Union of Workers (NUW) over unlawful industrial action in Melbourne.
Recidivist Melbourne employer penalised $398,000
15 Nov 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $398,520 in penalties against a Melbourne CBD travel agency and one of its directors for underpaying two migrant workers.
Court action over alleged underpayments in Cairns
14 Nov 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of two food outlets in northern Queensland, alleging they underpaid 18 workers, including teenagers, a total of $13,913.
FWO audits Top Juice outlets
12 Nov 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman today carried out surprise audits of 17 Top Juice outlets in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT to check compliance with Australia’s workplace laws.
Crust pizza franchisee discriminated against migrant workers
4 Nov 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $104,000 in penalties against the operators of a Crust Gourmet Pizza franchise outlet in Hobart after they discriminated against four migrant workers by paying them much less than Australian employees.

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