July 2010

Company director fined over underpayments
26 Jul 2010
A Sydney company director has been fined $16,900 for his involvement in the underpayment of eight of his former staff.
Hamilton transport company fined for underpaying truck driver
26 Jul 2010
A transport company at Hamilton in South-West Victoria has been fined $25,000 for underpaying one of its truck drivers.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in north Sydney suburbs
26 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 110 businesses in North Ryde, 60 in Chatswood, 60 in Brookvale and 50 in Hornsby over the next six weeks.
Union fined $35,000 over unlawful industrial action by Qantas baggage handlers
23 Jul 2010
The Transport Workers Union was today fined a total of $35,000 for organising unlawful industrial action by Qantas baggage handlers in Adelaide and Melbourne.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Griffith, Narrandera and Temora employers
23 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 90 businesses in Griffith, Narrandera and Temora over the next three weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers at Broken Hill
23 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 70 businesses in Broken Hill over the next two weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Bathurst employers
19 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 60 businesses in Bathurst, NSW, over the next three weeks.
Chinese company paid workers on Adelaide site as little as $1.90 an hour, claims Regulator
18 Jul 2010
Workers recruited from China to dismantle a press at the former Mitsubishi site in Adelaide were paid as little as $1.90 an hour, it is claimed.
P&O admits worker payments were unlawful
16 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken action against stevedoring company P&O for paying workers who took industrial action.
91 per cent pass rate for Geraldton employers
16 Jul 2010
More than 90 per cent of employers randomly audited in Geraldton, WA, are complying with federal workplace laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman revealed today.
Retail giant Cotton On back-pays $278,000 to 3289 underpaid employees
15 Jul 2010
Geelong-based retail giant Cotton On has back-paid 3289 of its employees more than $278,000 after it was discovered the company had failed to pay staff for attending training out of working hours.
Fair Work Ombudsman releases results of Kalgoorlie - Esperance targeted campaign
14 Jul 2010
More than 80 per cent of employers in Kalgoorlie and Esperance are complying with federal workplace laws, a Fair Work Ombudsman campaign has found.
Regulator helps Melbourne factory workers gain access to over $500,000 back-pay 
14 Jul 2010
Forty-five workers who lost their jobs when a Melbourne factory closed earlier this year can now apply to the Federal Government for over $500,000 back-pay following Fair Work Ombudsman support for a legal bid to force the employer into liquidation.
Tongala/Kyabram campaign finds 54 per cent of employers non-compliant
13 Jul 2010
More than half the employers randomly audited in Northern Victoria recently failed to comply with federal workplace laws.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Murwillumbah employers
12 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 50 businesses in Murwillumbah, NSW, over the next two weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Mosman employers
12 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 60 businesses in Mosman over the next two weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Far North Queensland employers
12 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 180 businesses in Cairns Port Douglas and Mareeba, Queensland, over the next three months.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Fraser Coast employers
12 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 100 businesses on the Fraser Coast, Queensland, over the next four weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Townsville and Ingham employers
12 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 180 businesses in Townsville and Ingham, Queensland, over the next three months.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Ayr and Home Hill employers
12 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 60 businesses in Ayr and Home Hill, Queensland, over the next three months.
Perth café faces court over failure to keep employment records for workers
11 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the connections of a former Perth café, alleging they failed to keep proper employment records for three workers who were allegedly underpaid.
Sydney telecommunications company fined $54,000 for underpaying two workers
11 Jul 2010
A Sydney telecommunications company has been fined $54,000 for underpaying two former workers more than $30,000.
An extra “helping hand” for small retailers
8 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has developed industry-specific information on its website for the Australian retail sector.
Sydney company faces court over pregnancy discrimination
7 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched its first pregnancy discrimination case in the Federal Court in Sydney.
Helping women avoid pregnancy discrimination
7 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a national campaign aimed at helping women avoid pregnancy discrimination at work.
$50,000 back-pay secured for Corowa workers
6 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured more than $50,000 back-pay for dozens of underpaid cleaners who worked at a piggery in southern NSW.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to South Australian employers
5 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 100 businesses in West Beach, Gumeracha and Birdwood, South Australia, over the next three weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Murray Bridge employers
5 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 50 businesses in Murray Bridge, South Australia, over the next two weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Whyalla and Roxby Downs employers
5 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 50 businesses in Whyalla and Roxby Downs, South Australia, over the next four weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Gosford employers
2 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 70 businesses in Gosford over the next two weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Wollongong employers
2 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 60 businesses in Wollongong over the next three weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Nowra employers
2 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 20 businesses in Nowra over the next two weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Southern Sydney employers
2 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 300 businesses throughout Sydney’s southern suburbs over the next six weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Bondi Junction employers
2 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 50 businesses in Bondi Junction over the next two weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Western Sydney employers
2 Jul 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 50 businesses in Parramatta, 40 in Penrith and 40 in Rhodes over the next month.
A Year of Fair Work
1 Jul 2010
Today, (July 1) the Fair Work Ombudsman celebrates the passing of its first full year of operation under the new Fair Work Act.

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