March 2020

30 Mar 2020   Long-haul transport business faces court
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against Sapphire Freighters Pty Ltd (Sapphire Freighters), a long distance trucking business transporting goods between Melbourne and Brisbane.
26 Mar 2020   Cleaner in court
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against a Ballarat cleaning business.
20 Mar 2020   Activ Foundation signs Court-Enforceable Undertaking
Disability services provider, Activ Foundation Inc. (Activ) will back-pay employees in Western Australia a total of $13.6 million after breaching Australia’s workplace laws.
16 Mar 2020   Security and communications business penalised
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties totalling $8,505 against the operators of a Brisbane-based security and communications installation services business for failing to comply with a Compliance Notice.
16 Mar 2020   Security company penalised
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties totalling $68,560 against the former directors of a Coffs Harbour security contractor found to have underpaid 14 employees almost $94,000.
13 Mar 2020   Qantas signs Court-Enforceable Undertaking
Qantas Airways Limited (Qantas) has entered into a Court-Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman and will back pay hundreds of workers millions of dollars.
12 Mar 2020   Melbourne clothing retailer faces court
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of a clothing retail store in Melbourne.
11 Mar 2020   Audits recover $1.3 million for underpaid workers
A nationwide Fair Work Ombudsman audit of 1217 businesses in industries including hospitality, domestic construction, retail, manufacturing and administration services has recovered $1,326,125 for underpaid employees.
11 Mar 2020   Bondi venue in court
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of Upper East Side Bondi, a restaurant and bar in Sydney’s east.
9 Mar 2020   Court upholds Compliance Notice
The Federal Circuit Court has confirmed a Compliance Notice issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman to a transport company operating in NSW, after the company applied to have the notice reviewed by the Court.
9 Mar 2020   Brisbane sole trader faces legal action
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a Brisbane sole trader for allegedly underpaying a young employee more than $5,000 and failing to comply with a Fair Work Commission order.
2 Mar 2020   Richmond and Prahran cafés face court
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against two companies for allegedly failing to comply with a Compliance Notice.

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