October 2021

Former Cairns restaurant operator in court
21 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the former operator of a restaurant located in Cairns, Queensland.
Construction business in court
21 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of a fence construction business in Goondiwindi, a Queensland town bordering NSW.
More than $148 million recovered for workers
20 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman recovered $148,374,054 for 69,735 underpaid workers in 2020-21 - a record sum of back-paid wages and entitlements.
Physiotherapy business operator faces court
19 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operator of a physiotherapy business in Southport on the Gold Coast.
Juice and coffee bar business in court
19 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a Melbourne-based juice and coffee bar and its director.
Construction business operator faces court
18 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operator of a residential building and construction business near Hobart.
Cleaning business operators in court
18 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of a Sydney cleaning business.
Sydney refrigeration business in court
15 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a western Sydney-based refrigeration business and its director.
Brisbane café operator penalised
15 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties totalling $36,000 in court against the former operators of a Brisbane café for breaching a Fair Work Commission order by failing to pay compensation to an unfairly dismissed worker.
Hairdressing salon operator penalised
14 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured court orders for a $4,000 penalty, and more than $22,000 in payments to a worker, against the operator of a hairdressing and barber business in Melbourne’s inner north.
Transport company penalised
14 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $25,200 penalty in court against a Sydney-based passenger transport company.
FWO takes action against Commonwealth Bank
11 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Commonwealth Securities Limited (CommSec), for alleged contraventions of the Fair Work Act for failing to pay 7,425 workers $16.44 million.
Brisbane sole trader penalised
7 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $30,000 penalty in court against a Brisbane sole trader for underpaying a young employee and breaching a Fair Work Commission order.
Restaurant operators in court
7 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the former operators of a restaurant in Melbourne.
Nail salon in court
4 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a Melbourne-based nail salon.
Former Perth Thai restaurant operators in court
4 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the former operators of a Perth-based Thai restaurant.
More than $300,000 recovered for security staff
1 Oct 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $303,299 for 1,010 underpaid workers after investigating companies engaged to provide security at COVID-19 quarantine hotels in Melbourne and Sydney.

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