January 2010

Perth business faces court for allegedly failing to provide employment records
30 Jan 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a Perth business and one of its directors, alleging they failed to provide the employment records of a former employee who claimed he had been underpaid.
Mildura employer faces court for allegedly underpaying worker $130,000
29 Jan 2010
A Red Cliffs man will face court for allegedly underpaying a local worker more than $130,000 over four years.
Lockyer Valley farm allegedly underpaid seven Japanese workers $28,000
27 Jan 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a Lockyer Valley business and two of its directors for allegedly underpaying seven Japanese fruit and vegetable pickers more than $28,000.
$52,800 penalty for underpaying Sydney real estate salesperson
22 Jan 2010
A Sydney real estate agency and its director have been fined a total of $52,800 for exploiting a real estate sales person by paying him just $6.58 an hour.
TWU prosecuted over alleged unlawful industrial action at transport depot
22 Jan 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the Transport Workers Union of Australia (TWU) and one of its officers for allegedly organising unlawful industrial action at a national transport company.
Darwin fast food outlet fined $22,200 for underpaying young worker
22 Jan 2010
The operator of a Darwin take-away food outlet has been fined $22,200 for underpaying a young worker almost $25,000.
Employer to face court for allegedly threatening worker who queried pay
21 Jan 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting a Brisbane physiotherapy clinic for allegedly threatening to dismiss an employee who queried her pay.
North-West businesses back-pay workers after Fair Work Ombudsman inquiries
21 Jan 2010
Two small general stores, a bakery and a tourist park on Tasmania’s north-west coast have been asked to back-pay some of their staff thousands of dollars after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Two 7-Eleven stores allegedly underpaid four workers $85,000
20 Jan 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former operators of two 7-Eleven stores in Victoria, alleging they underpaid four employees more than $85,000
12 Eyre Peninsula workers were underpaid without knowing it … now they will share $48,000 in back-pay
19 Jan 2010
Twelve workers at a business on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula have received a surprise bonus in their pay packets.
Motel to face court for allegedly refusing to provide staff employment records
19 Jan 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of a motel in northern coastal NSW for allegedly failing to provide inspectors with staff employment records.
Fair Work Ombudsman recoups $27,000 back-pay for Toowoomba salesperson
18 Jan 2010
A Toowoomba salesperson has been back-paid $27,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
National toy retailer faces court over alleged underpayment of hundreds of young workers
15 Jan 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against retail giant Toys“R”Us, alleging the company failed to promptly compensate more than 700 staff – many of them teenagers – who had been underpaid.
Hair and Beauty campaign recoups $140,000 for 223 salon staff
13 Jan 2010
Two hundred and twenty three hairdressing and beauty salon employees throughout Australia are to be reimbursed a total of $140,000 after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Hair and Beauty campaign recoups $2000 for salon staff in Western Australia
13 Jan 2010
Six hairdressing and beauty salon employees in Western Australia are to be reimbursed a total of $2100 after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Hair and Beauty campaign recoups $31,000 for salon staff in NSW and ACT
13 Jan 2010
Twenty-nine hairdressing and beauty salon employees in NSW and the ACT are to be reimbursed a total of $31,000 after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Hair and Beauty campaign recoups $7000 for salon staff in Northern Territory
13 Jan 2010
Twenty-one hairdressing and beauty salon employees in the Northern Territory are to be reimbursed a total of $7000 after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Hair and Beauty campaign recoups $55,000 for salon staff in Queensland
13 Jan 2010
One hundred and six hairdressing and beauty salon employees in Queensland are to be reimbursed a total of $55,000 after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Hair and Beauty campaign recoups $14,500 for salon staff in South Australia
13 Jan 2010
Twenty-six hairdressing and beauty salon employees in South Australia
Hair and Beauty campaign recoups $7000 for salon staff in Tasmania
13 Jan 2010
Fifteen hairdressing and beauty salon employees in Tasmania are to be reimbursed a total of $7000 after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Hair and Beauty campaign recoups $23,000 for salon staff in Victoria
13 Jan 2010
Twenty hairdressing and beauty salon employees in Victoria are to be reimbursed a total of $23,000 after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Newcastle campaign recoups $65,000 for underpaid workers
13 Jan 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has released the results of a targeted campaign aimed at ensuring foreign students working part-time in Newcastle are being properly paid.
We’re here to help small business, says Fair Work Ombudsman
5 Jan 2010
Fair Work inspectors will visit almost 50,000 small businesses throughout the country to help guide them through Australia’s new workplace laws.

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