September 2020

Over $160,000 recovered in Korean worker audits
25 Sep 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $161,551 in unpaid wages for 284 workers after a national proactive investigation of 51 fast food outlets, restaurants and cafés employing Korean workers.
FWO takes action against Brisbane café
24 Sep 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in court against the operator of a Brisbane café alleging breaches including that employees were partially paid in food and drink.
Hairdressing salon operator in court
23 Sep 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of a Melbourne hairdressing salon.
Building waste recycler in court
22 Sep 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against Natjon Constructions Pty Ltd the NSW-based operator of a building waste recycling yard in Geelong, Victoria.
Fremantle restaurant penalised for “disregard” of law
21 Sep 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $21,924 in penalties in Court against the operators of the Soma Kitchen restaurant in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Wages recovered for Top Juice workers
11 Sep 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $32,435 in unpaid wages for 18 workers following an investigation into 16 outlets of fresh juice and salad franchise Top Juice across eastern Australia.
IBM signs Enforceable Undertaking
11 Sep 2020
Multinational technology company IBM has back-paid Australian employees more than $12 million after entering into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Western Power signs Enforceable Undertaking
10 Sep 2020
Western Australian electricity network provider Western Power has back-paid employees more than $8 million, and is reporting to the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure it correctly calculates and finalises further significant back-payments, under an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) entered into with the FWO.
Beauty salon operators in court
9 Sep 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of the Bestie House Salon in the Adelaide CBD.
Over $1.2 million recovered for food and retail workers
4 Sep 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman recovered $1,212,727 in unpaid wages for 1351 workers in the fast food, restaurant, café and retail sectors prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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