2020 media releases

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).
Former Sydney restaurant operators in court
30 Jun 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the former operators of Sandringham-based restaurant, Sails Waterfront Bar & Grill.
Former accounting firm in court
29 Jun 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the former operator of a Sydney accounting firm, UHY Sothertons Sydney Pty Ltd.
ABC signs Enforceable Undertaking
19 Jun 2020
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has back-paid over $11.9 million to more than 1,800 current and former casual staff and entered into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the FWO .
Former Sydney entrepreneur penalised
18 Jun 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $264,690 in penalties against a former Sydney entrepreneur, his wife and three companies he operated in response to employees being underpaid more than $1 million.
Cleaning company in court
9 Jun 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against Sydney-based cleaning services provider Green Clean (Aust) Pty Ltd, and manager Kareena Colton on 8 May 2020.
Transport company in court
3 Jun 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against Sydney-based passenger transport company, Ambient Transport Pty Ltd.
Former Hobart restaurant operator penalised
2 Jun 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $100,000 in penalties in the Federal Circuit Court after four employees were underpaid at a Turkish restaurant in Tasmania.
Over $200,000 penalties for restaurant underpayments
1 Jun 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $209,000 against a Melbourne restaurateur, his two companies and his in-house accountant for underpaying workers.
Sushi operators hit with record penalties
18 May 2020
The Federal Court has today imposed record penalties of $891,000 against the operators of three Hero Sushi takeaway outlets for underpaying workers and providing false records to the FWO.
Convenience stores in court
11 May 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the former operators of two convenience stores in Adelaide.
Contract carpentry business faces court
8 May 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in Brisbane’s Federal Circuit Court against Queensland-based contract carpentry business Althaus Homes Pty Ltd, and its sole director, Mr Ronald Alexander Althaus.
Court penalises Darwin restaurant operators
30 Apr 2020
The operators of the Darwin restaurant, Bar.B.Q Tonight NT, have been penalised $26,460 by the Federal Circuit Court for failing to comply with a Compliance Notice issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Over $170,000 penalties for apprentice underpayments
27 Apr 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $177,174 against a Queensland construction company and its director after two young carpentry apprentices were underpaid $32,347.
Silo manufacturer penalised
9 Apr 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties totalling $60,000 against a silo manufacturer for underpaying workers and failing to produce employment records.
Long-haul transport business faces court
30 Mar 2020
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.
Cleaner in court
26 Mar 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against a Ballarat cleaning business.
Activ Foundation signs Court-Enforceable Undertaking
20 Mar 2020
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.
Security and communications business penalised
16 Mar 2020
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.
Security company penalised
16 Mar 2020
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.
Qantas signs Court-Enforceable Undertaking
13 Mar 2020
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.
Melbourne clothing retailer faces court
12 Mar 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of a clothing retail store in Melbourne.
Audits recover $1.3 million for underpaid workers
11 Mar 2020
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.

Want to save this information for later?

If you might need to read this information again, save it for later so you can access it quickly and easily.

Page reference No: 9356