August 2020

Sunwater signs Enforceable Undertaking
28 Aug 2020
Queensland water service provider Sunwater is back-paying employees more than $2 million and has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Horticulture sector update
27 Aug 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has continued to monitor workplace compliance in the horticulture industry with inspectors assessing over 260 businesses.
Former operators of two Hello Juice outlets penalised
27 Aug 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $276,929 in penalties in the Federal Circuit Court against the former operators of two Hello Juice outlets in Victoria for deliberately exploiting employees.
Perth company penalised
21 Aug 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $18,300 in penalties in the Federal Court against the operators of a Perth gourmet food distribution business.
Over $230,000 recovered for Gami Chicken workers
21 Aug 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $233,087 in unpaid wages for 353 workers following an investigation into 19 outlets of fried chicken chain Gami Chicken & Beer.
Taiwanese restaurant operators in court
20 Aug 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced action in the Federal Court against operators of three popular Taiwanese restaurants for allegedly underpaying vulnerable workers and using false records.
Penalties for Sydney childcare operator
19 Aug 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $30,240 in penalties against a former Sydney childcare centre operator for failing to back-pay two migrant employees who worked for the centre under the guise of a volunteer arrangement.
BaptistCare signs Enforceable Undertaking
18 Aug 2020
BaptistCare NSW & ACT is back-paying employees more than $1 million and has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman in order to address its non-compliance.
Over $430,000 recovered for Geelong workers
14 Aug 2020
The FWO has recovered $431,875 in wages for 487 underpaid workers after conducting surprise audits in the Geelong area as part of its series of regional university cities proactive investigations.
Snap Fitness franchisee in court
13 Aug 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of a number of Snap Fitness outlets in Sydney.
Uniting signs Enforceable Undertaking
12 Aug 2020
The operator of the Uniting aged care homes is back-paying employees more than $3.3 million and has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
FWO acts to enforce compliance with EU
3 Aug 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action to enforce the terms of an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the operator of a Sydney restaurant.

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