March 2010

Coffs Harbour company back-pays four workers $16,000 after regulator intervenes
31 Mar 2010
Four Coffs Harbour mechanics have been reimbursed a total of $16,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Four Wollongong warehouse workers back-paid $65,000 after regulator steps in
30 Mar 2010
Four Wollongong warehouse workers have been reimbursed a total of $65,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Fair Work Ombudsman secures $42,000 in back-pay for seven Port Pirie workers
29 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $42,000 for seven Port Pirie workers after an investigation found they were underpaid.
Murray River motels to face random audits
26 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced plans to randomly audit dozens of motels along the Murray River in Victoria.
Brisbane restaurant owner faces court over alleged underpayment of workers
25 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former owner of a Brisbane restaurant, alleging he was involved in the underpayment of two workers.
Perth baker fined $19,500 for underpaying driver
25 Mar 2010
A Perth baker has been fined $19,500 for underpaying a delivery driver.
Melbourne environmental services company allegedly underpaid workers $40,000
24 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a Melbourne environmental services company, alleging it owes 10 workers more than $40,000.
$25,000 back-pay recouped for Perth sales manager made redundant
23 Mar 2010
A Perth-based sales manager for a national business has been back-paid $25,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found she was underpaid.
Brisbane company faces court over alleged underpayments and sham contracting
22 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a Brisbane company and its director for allegedly underpaying more than 100 call centre workers a total of $46,000 and engaging in sham contracting.
Court orders Melbourne hairdresser to back-pay workers $63,000
19 Mar 2010
The former operator of a Melbourne hairdressing salon has been ordered to back-pay seven staff more than $63,000 following a prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Wimmera-Mallee hairdressing salons earmarked for random scrutiny
19 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced plans to randomly check a number of hairdressing salons in Victoria’s Wimmera-Mallee region.
Geelong receptionist back-paid $20,000 after Fair Work Ombudsman intervenes
18 Mar 2010
A receptionist for an industrial business in Geelong has been reimbursed $20,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found she was underpaid.
Fair Work inspectors target Geraldton for audits
17 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced plans to audit 100 businesses in Geraldton, WA, over three days next week.
Gold Coast salon allegedly underpaid young hairdresser $10,000
17 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former owner of a Gold Coast salon for allegedly underpaying a young hairdresser more than $10,000.
Regulator’s inquiries result in $17,000 back-pay for three Shepparton security workers
16 Mar 2010
Three Shepparton security workers have been back-paid more than $17,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Murray Bridge worker back-paid $6000 after Fair Work Ombudsman investigates
15 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $6000 for a Murray Bridge (SA) worker after an investigation found he was underpaid.
Brisbane managers face court for allegedly underpaying workers $70,000
14 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against three managers of a Brisbane company - Enterprise Car Rental Group Pty Ltd - for allegedly underpaying eight workers more than $70,000.
Sydney company faces court for allegedly underpaying young worker almost $5000
12 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a Sydney recruiting company for allegedly underpaying a young worker almost $5000.
Two restaurants reimburse underpaid cooks almost $10,000
11 Mar 2010
Two cooks at two separate restaurants at Campbelltown in NSW have been reimbursed almost $10,000 after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were being underpaid.
Two Melbourne companies reimburse underpaid workers almost $400,000
10 Mar 2010
Two Melbourne companies have reimbursed staff almost $400,000 in back-pay after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found the workers had been underpaid.
National spotlight on horticulture sector
9 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman today announced details of its national education and awareness campaign for the horticulture sector.
$6000 penalty for $629 underpayment
5 Mar 2010
A young Adelaide businessman and his former café business have been fined a total of $6000 for underpaying a worker $629.
Court hands down $50,000 penalty for underpaying Deniliquin worker
5 Mar 2010
The former operators of the Deniliquin Golf Club Pro Shop have been fined $50,000 for underpaying an employee.
Adelaide’s Clipsal 500 in the spotlight
4 Mar 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will randomly audit stall-holders at next week’s Adelaide Clipsal 500 motor race to ensure casual workers are being paid properly.
$35,000 back-pay for three Darwin workers
3 Mar 2010
A Darwin business has reimbursed a mechanic a total of $15,000 after a recent investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
Fifteen truck drivers reimbursed $133,000 after Fair Work Ombudsman investigation
2 Mar 2010
Fifteen truck drivers in Central Victoria are being reimbursed more than $133,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Random audits at Sydney Fish Market return $278,000 to underpaid workers
1 Mar 2010
One hundred and forty three workers at the Sydney Fish Market have been reimbursed a total of $278,000 after random audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were being underpaid.

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