October 2019

Adelaide Oval and Gabba cleaning contractors audited
The Fair Work Ombudsman has conducted surprise audits of cleaning arrangements at the Adelaide Oval and Brisbane’s Gabba this week.
FWO responds to Woolworths’ self-disclosure
30 Oct 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman is shocked that yet another large, publicly listed company has today admitted to breaching Australia’s workplace laws on a massive scale.
Coffee Club franchisee to back-pay migrant worker
29 Oct 2019
The operators of a western Sydney café will back-pay a casual waitress $36,745 and overhaul its workplace practices, after signing a Court-Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Melbourne dental operators penalised
25 Oct 2019
The former operators of a Melbourne dental practice have been penalised a total of $73,000 for underpaying a visa holder tens of thousands of dollars, following legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Café allegedly paid workers in food and drink
23 Oct 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in Court against the operators of a Brisbane café that allegedly partially paid some of its employees in food and drink.
FWO recovers $40 million for workers
22 Oct 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s 2018-19 Annual Report reveals a significant increase in recovered wages, record visits to our resources and firm enforcement of workplace laws.
Family services organisation to back-pay workers
15 Oct 2019
North Queensland organisation Catalyst Child and Family Services Ltd will back-pay workers approximately $200,000 after breaching Australia’s workplace laws.
Café-restaurant operator faces court
10 Oct 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the former operators of the Fair Espresso Central Market café-restaurant in the Adelaide CBD.
Westside Petroleum penalised for underpayments
4 Oct 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $57,000 in penalties in Court against major service station chain Westside Petroleum and three of its management staff for underpaying 22 employees a total of $62,393.
Restaurant allegedly underpaid visa worker $150k
3 Oct 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of the Blue Moon Restaurant in western Sydney, alleging they underpaid an Indian worker they were sponsoring on a 457 skilled worker visa more than $150,000.
$40,000 penalties after pilots underpaid
2 Oct 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $40,260 against operators of a scenic and commercial helicopter flights business in regional Western Australia that underpaid two pilots.
Unpaid wages recovered for Subway employees
1 Oct 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has recovered $81,638.82 in unpaid wages for 167 current and previous employees, following investigations into 22 Subway franchisees.

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