May 2010

Brisbane employer fined for threatening worker who queried pay
31 May 2010
A Brisbane physiotherapy clinic and its secretary have been fined a total of $15,700 for threatening to dismiss an employee who queried her pay.
Fair Work Ombudsman recoups $20,000 for two Western Pilbara workers
28 May 2010
An investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $20,000 for two Western Pilbara workers in WA.
Devonport transport worker back-paid $10,300
27 May 2010
A casual transport worker at Devonport in Tasmania has been back-paid $10,300 after an investigation found he was underpaid.
Grants program to help educate small business about changes to modern awards
26 May 2010
Australia’s leading employer and industry groups are being invited to join with the Fair Work Ombudsman to educate small businesses about changes to modern awards.
Katherine pilot back-paid $17,000 after lodging complaint with Fair Work Ombudsman
26 May 2010
A pilot based at Katherine in the Northern Territory has been reimbursed $17,000 after a recent investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
North-West salesman back-paid $22,000
25 May 2010
A North-West Victorian salesman has been reimbursed $22,100 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
NSW company fined for underpaying young plumber
24 May 2010
The owner-operator of a NSW company has been fined $3200 for underpaying a young plumber.
$276,000 recovered for underpaid workers in inner Melbourne suburbs
24 May 2010
Workers in inner Melbourne have been back-paid more than $276,000 as a result of recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Perth business faces court action for allegedly underpaying teenager almost $10,000
23 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a Perth electrical business for allegedly underpaying a young employee almost $10,000.
Workers, employers, encouraged to attend free Fair Work seminar in Broken Hill
21 May 2010
Fair Work inspectors will visit Broken Hill next week to conduct a seminar for local employers and workers and to randomly audit a number of business houses.
Ipswich security company allegedly underpaid workers almost $50,000
21 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of a security company at Ipswich in Queensland, alleging the company underpaid its employees almost $50,000.
Court action over alleged $87,000 underpayment of Newcastle call centre workers
20 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of a Newcastle call centre for allegedly underpaying 64 of its employees more than $87,000.
Court action over alleged $25,000 underpayment of Melbourne salesperson
20 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former manager of a Melbourne retail business after a salesperson was allegedly underpaid $25,000.
$100,000 back-pay for Perth workers after Fair Work Ombudsman investigations
19 May 2010
A manager of a Perth company has been back-paid more than $26,800 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
Cairns cafes allegedly underpaid workers almost $120,000
18 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of two cafes in Cairns for allegedly underpaying 181 staff almost $120,000.
Car wash outlets targeted for audit over concerns that young crews are underpaid
17 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is concerned that vulnerable workers at manual car wash outlets around Australia are being short-changed.
Brisbane pilot back-paid $24,000 after complaint to Fair Work Ombudsman
14 May 2010
A Brisbane pilot has been back-paid $24,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
Court action after fruit and veg stores allegedly underpaid workers $94,000
13 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of fruit and vegetable stores in Wagga and Sydney for allegedly underpaying 39 workers a total of $94,000.
Goldfields truck driver back-paid $28,000 after complaint to Fair Work Ombudsman
12 May 2010
A Goldfields truck driver has been back-paid $28,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
Red Cliffs man ordered to back-pay former airport worker $123,000
11 May 2010
A Red Cliffs man has been ordered to back-pay one of his former employees more than $123,000 following a prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Victor Harbor retiree back-paid $10,200
10 May 2010
A recently-retired Victor Harbor shop assistant has been back-paid $10,200 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
AEU Federal Court proceedings adjourned
6 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has agreed to adjourn its proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia seeking the imposition of an interim injunction on the Australian Education Union (AEU) to prevent disruption of the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests next week.
Hungry Jack’s faces court for allegedly underpaying Tasmanian staff $665,000
6 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against Hungry Jack’s Pty Ltd for allegedly underpaying its Tasmanian employees more than $665,000.
Court action over alleged failure to provide employment records
5 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former operator of a Mildura restaurant for allegedly failing to provide employment records for an employee who claimed he had been underpaid.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Seven Hills and St Marys employers
3 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to more than 50 businesses in Sydney’s western suburbs this month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Wollondilly employers
3 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 60 businesses in the Wollondilly Shire next week.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Tamworth and Gunnedah employers
3 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 100 Tamworth businesses and 40 Gunnedah businesses over the next month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Dubbo and Orange employers
3 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 60 businesses in Dubbo and 60 in Orange over the next four weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Wollongong employers
3 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 40 businesses in Wollongong this week.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Nowra employers
3 May 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 60 businesses in Nowra this month.
Adelaide trolley collecting company fined $35,000 for record-keeping breaches
2 May 2010
An Adelaide trolley-collecting company and its director have been fined a total of $35,342 for failing to keep employment records for more than 50 mostly young foreign workers suspected of being grossly underpaid.

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