July 2020

Medical institute signs Enforceable Undertaking
31 Jul 2020
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is back-paying employees more than $350,000 after entering into an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Brisbane bakery in court
29 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of a retail bakery business in the Brisbane suburb of Mount Ommaney.
Bakery operators face court
24 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of the Bakers Boutique & Patisserie retail bakery outlets.
Former Darwin water park operator in court
23 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the former operator of the Big Buoy Waterpark at the Darwin Waterfront precinct.
Melbourne cupcake retailer faces court
17 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of the ‘Little Cupcakes’ stores in the Melbourne CBD for allegedly underpaying employees.
Penalties for underpayments in Cairns
17 Jul 2020
The FWO has secured $86,000 in penalties in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of two food outlets in northern Queensland for deliberately underpaying 18 workers, including teenagers.
South Yarra restaurant faces Court
13 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of Italian eatery Gilson Restaurant in the inner Melbourne suburb of South Yarra.
FWO launches 2020-21 priorities
13 Jul 2020
Sandra Parker has announced our strategic priorities for the year ahead, which include supporting all workplaces through the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing large corporate underpayments.
Court penalises Melbourne restaurant operator
10 Jul 2020
The operator of Coburg restaurant, The Old Cop Shop, has been penalised $22,050 in Court for failing to comply with a Compliance Notice issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Penalty for underpayment of mushroom farm workers
9 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $22,440 penalty against the former owner-operator of a labour-hire company following the underpayment of 80 workers on a Queensland mushroom farm.
North Queensland restaurant in court
8 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against a North Queensland company operating Nick’s Swiss Italian Restaurant in Yungaburra.
Perth mat manufacturer faces court
3 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against a Perth manufacturer of custom-fit floor, boot and cargo mats for vehicles.
Minimum wage increases today
1 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is reminding employers that the national minimum wage has increased today to $19.84 per hour (up from $19.49), or $753.80 per week (up from $740.80).

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