January 2020

Excavation company faces court
31 Jan 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of an excavation business based in north-west Victoria.
Former Gold Coast restaurant operator faces court
24 Jan 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the former operator of Kokum, an Indian restaurant on the Gold Coast.
Melbourne rooftop bar faces court
24 Jan 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of a Melbourne CBD rooftop cocktail bar.
North Parramatta pizza outlet faces court
17 Jan 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against a pizza outlet in western Sydney.
Melbourne restaurant faces court
14 Jan 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of a restaurant in Melbourne’s north.
Restaurant penalised for pregnancy discrimination
13 Jan 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $44,800 in penalties against the company that operates Coco’s Restaurant in South Perth and a company director for taking adverse action against a pregnant waitress by cancelling and reducing her shifts.
FWO alleges stadium cleaners underpaid
13 Jan 2020
A late-night visit by Fair Work Inspectors to Etihad Stadium (now Marvel Stadium) after a 2017 AFL match has led to legal action against the then Etihad Stadium’s principal cleaning contractor, a sub-contractor and two individual directors.
Surfers Paradise restaurant faces court
9 Jan 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of a Surfers Paradise restaurant.
Melbourne cafe operator faces court
8 Jan 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of two ‘French Baguette Café’ outlets, located at Footscray and Richmond in Melbourne.
Perth franchisee faces tenfold increase in max penalties
7 Jan 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced its first legal action in Western Australia under the ‘serious contraventions’ provisions of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws, alleging a former Han’s Café franchisee in Perth underpaid vulnerable workers despite having previously faced Court for similar conduct.
Transport company faces court for alleged driver underpayments
6 Jan 2020
The FWO has commenced legal action against a Queensland transport company for allegedly misclassifying four drivers as independent contractors, when they were in fact employees, and underpaying them $63,803.

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