April 2010

Former Sydney café operators fined almost $100,000 for breaching young worker’s rights
30 Apr 2010
The former operators of a café in Sydney have been fined a total of $96,030 for breaching a teenage worker’s rights following a prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman secures $10,000 back-pay for Gold Coast hairdresser
30 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured more than $10,000 back-pay for a young Gold Coast hairdresser.
Community comment sought on guidance material for transition to modern awards
29 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has released a draft guidance note on how pay rates in modern awards will be phased in over the next four years.
Fair Work inspectors target Reservoir and Coburg for audits
28 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit more than 50 businesses in the Melbourne suburbs of Reservoir and Coburg today and tomorrow.
Albury motel cleaner back-paid $10,000 after Fair Work Ombudsman investigation
28 Apr 2010
An Albury motel cleaner has been back-paid $10,200 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found she was underpaid.
Fair Work Ombudsman recoups $83,000 back-pay for 26 Adelaide transport workers
27 Apr 2010
An Adelaide trucking company has back-paid more than $83,000 to 26 workers following investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Naracoorte business back-pays five workers $29,000 after regulator investigates
23 Apr 2010
Five Naracoorte workers have been back-paid a total of $29,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Fair Work inspectors visit Southbank and Docklands precincts
21 Apr 2010
Surprise visits to retail and hospitality businesses at Melbourne’s Southbank and Docklands precincts have found almost 70 per cent of employers are complying with federal workplace laws.
Parents can help ensure children get a fair go at work, says Fair Work Ombudsman
20 Apr 2010
Parents of apprentices and trainees are being urged to check that their children are not missing out on their entitlements at work.
Two Wimmera workers back-paid $40,000
19 Apr 2010
An Edenhope worker has been back-paid $34,600 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
Insulation installers targeted in national audit
16 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit hundreds of home insulation installers to ensure they have paid employees correctly and not engaged in sham contracting.
Melbourne paint retailer fined $72,600 for underpaying workers
16 Apr 2010
A former Melbourne paint retailer has been fined $72,600 for underpaying five employees.
Regulator recovers $54,000 for deceased worker’s estate
16 Apr 2010
The estate of a NSW worker who believed she was not paid her correct entitlements – but died before she was able to make a complaint – has been back-paid $54,000, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Perth computer company allegedly failed to provide employment records
15 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a Perth computer company and its director for allegedly failing to provide employment records for a former employee who claimed she had been underpaid.
Hobart security company owners fined $136,900 for underpaying workers
15 Apr 2010
Two Hobart security company owners with a history of underpaying workers have been fined a record $136,900 for their latest breach.
$16,000 back-pay recovered for 20 Moranbah hospitality staff
14 Apr 2010
Twenty casual hospitality staff at Moranbah, in Queensland, have been reimbursed $16,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Melbourne company fined $35,000 for sacking workers who complained about pay
13 Apr 2010
The operators of a Melbourne company have been fined a total of $35,000 for sacking two of its workers for complaining about being underpaid.
Court fines Melbourne restaurant $10,000 over record-keeping
12 Apr 2010
The operators of a Melbourne restaurant have been fined $10,000 for failing to keep proper employment records for more than 70 employees.
Perth company fined $7260 for refusing to provide records
9 Apr 2010
A Perth company and one of its directors have been fined a total of $7260 for refusing to provide the employment records of a former employee who claimed he had been underpaid.
Court fines Gatton transport business for underpaying truck driver
9 Apr 2010
A transport business at Gatton, in Queensland, has been fined for underpaying a truck driver following a prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$450,000 back-pay for security workers
8 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling for leadership from the security industry to dramatically improve its compliance with workplace relations laws.
$39,000 back-pay for Qld security workers
8 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling for leadership from the security industry to dramatically improve its compliance with workplace relations laws.
$163,000 back-pay for NSW security workers
8 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling for leadership from the security industry to dramatically improve its compliance with workplace relations laws.
$42,000 back-pay for Tas security workers
8 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling for leadership from the security industry to dramatically improve its compliance with workplace relations laws.
$47,000 back-pay for SA security workers
8 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling for leadership from the security industry to dramatically improve its compliance with workplace relations laws.
$40,000 back-pay for Vic security workers
8 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling for leadership from the security industry to dramatically improve its compliance with workplace relations laws.
$119,000 back-pay for WA security workers
8 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling for leadership from the security industry to dramatically improve its compliance with workplace relations laws.
Former operators of Mount Gambier health and fitness club fined $145,000
7 Apr 2010
Simdo Pty Ltd, which formerly traded as Tonic Health, on Keegan Street, has been fined $120,000.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s south and west
7 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to more than 300 businesses in Sydney’s south and western suburbs over the next two months.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Wollongong employers
7 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 110 Wollongong businesses over the next four weeks, including 50 in the Albion Park area.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Moss Vale and Berry employers
7 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 50 businesses in Moss Vale and 50 businesses in Berry over the next four weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Northern NSW employers
7 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 40 Byron Bay businesses and 30 Goonellabah businesses this month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Newcastle-Hunter employers
7 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to more than 500 businesses in the Newcastle-Hunter region over the next three months.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Heads employers
7 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 60 businesses in Coffs Harbour and 70 businesses in Nambucca Heads over the next four weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Albury employers
7 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 50 businesses in Albury next week.
Waikerie business back-pays three workers $26,000 after regulator investigates
6 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $26,000 in back-pay for three Waikerie workers.
Former manager fined more than $20,000 over underpayment of kitchen hand
1 Apr 2010
The former manager of a Melbourne restaurant has been fined more than $20,000 for underpaying a vulnerable young kitchen hand.
Retail sector targeted for national campaign
1 Apr 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will write to almost 50,000 retailers across the country as part of a national campaign to encourage greater compliance with workplace laws.

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