2021 media releases

Former Gold Coast restaurant operator penalised
16 Jul 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a penalty in the Federal Circuit Court against the former operator of a Gold Coast restaurant.
Plumbing business operator faces court
12 Jul 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of a plumbing business based at Jordan Springs, in western Sydney.
FWO announces 2021-22 priorities
9 Jul 2021
Sandra Parker has announced our strategic priorities for the year ahead, with the key focus supporting workplaces as they manage the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.
Radiology company in court
7 Jul 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of a radiology clinic on the Gold Coast, in Queensland.
Beauty business in court
7 Jul 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of an eyebrow shaping business in eastern Sydney.
Take-away outlet operator faces court
2 Jul 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of a Sydney take-away food outlet.
Minimum wage increase starts today
1 Jul 2021
The FWO is reminding employers that the national minimum wage has increased today to $20.33 per hour (up from $19.84) or $772.60 per week (up from $753.80).
Chinese restaurant in Melbourne penalised
29 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $309,750 in penalties in court in response to a migrant employee being underpaid at a Melbourne Chinese restaurant.
Former Hobart restaurant and hotel operator faces court
25 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the director of company that formerly operated a restaurant and hotel in Hobart.
Fish farm company in court
24 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of a fish farm and food production company located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.
Tamworth beauty company faces court
24 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against a company operating a hair and beauty supplies store and salon.
Brisbane sushi restaurant faces court
23 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced action against the operators of a Brisbane sushi restaurant, alleging over 30 employees were underpaid and that documents and records were falsified.
FWO takes action against Woolworths
18 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Court against Woolworths Group Limited and Woolworths (South Australia) Pty Limited, in relation to major underpayments of salaried managers.
Aboriginal Hostels signs Enforceable Undertaking
11 Jun 2021
Aboriginal Hostels Limited has back-paid staff more than $2.7 million after entering into an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Dental clinic operator penalised
10 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a court-ordered penalty against the operator of a dental clinic based in Seaford in south-east Melbourne.
Security services company in court
8 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of a security services company in Perth.
Sydney research company faces court
4 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a Sydney health and wellness research company for alleged sham contracting involving workers with a disability.
The Ironing Shop franchisee penalised
1 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $112,420 in penalties in court against the operators of four ‘The Ironing Shop’ outlets in Brisbane after they paid a Chinese national wages as low as $8 an hour and made use of false or misleading records.
Restaurant operators penalised $204,120
1 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured court-ordered penalties against the operator of an Italian eatery, Gilson Restaurant, in the inner Melbourne suburb of South Yarra.
Natural health services company in court
31 May 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against a natural health services company.
Former Brisbane fast food operator penalised
28 May 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a court-ordered penalty against the former operator of a fast food outlet in Brisbane.
Former Wyong business penalised
25 May 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a court-ordered penalty against the former operator of a civil construction business based in Wyong, NSW.
Sunshine Coast business in court
25 May 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operator of a combination fresh food retailer and café in Maroochydore, Queensland.
Transport business in court
24 May 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against a Melbourne transport business.
Disability services organisation in court
24 May 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of a disability services company in Perth.

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