November 2010

Gippsland workers back-paid almost $40,000
30 Nov 2010
A number of workers in Gippsland in regional Victoria have been reimbursed almost $40,000 following recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman recoups $137,000 back-pay for Adelaide workers
29 Nov 2010
An Adelaide salesperson has been back-paid more than $19,300 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found she was underpaid.
Results out for national insulation program
26 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the results of a national insulation installers audit program.
Central Coast workers back-paid almost $30,000
25 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $29,000 for a number of NSW Central Coast workers who had been underpaid.
$184,250 in fines for underpayment of Newcastle workers
25 Nov 2010
A Newcastle labour hire company and its sole owner-director have been fined a total of $184,250 for deliberately underpaying 18 workers.
Fair Work Ombudsman recoups $44,000 for Albury-Wodonga workers
24 Nov 2010
A number of workers in Albury-Wodonga have been back-paid $44,000 after recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Horticulture industry campaign results
23 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the results of its national education and compliance campaign for the horticulture industry.
$83,000 back-pay for Gold Coast workers
22 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently recovered $83,000 for a number of underpaid workers in the greater Gold Coast region.
Hunter labour hire company back-pays workers $14,100 after regulator intervenes
19 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $14,100 for three Hunter construction workers after an investigation found they were underpaid by a labour hire company.
Goulburn Valley workers back-paid $47,000
19 Nov 2010
A number of workers in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley have been reimbursed $47,000 after recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Information to assist mature-age workers avoid age discrimination
18 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has produced new educative material aimed at helping mature-age workers avoid age discrimination at work.
National campaign likely after Adelaide car wash crews underpaid
18 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is considering launching a nation-wide investigation of manual car wash outlets after an audit of a small number of Adelaide businesses found young crews were being underpaid.
$20,000 recovered for Bacchus Marsh worker
17 Nov 2010
A worker from Bacchus Marsh in regional Victoria has been back-paid $20,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
Mackay sales manager back-paid $15,400
17 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $15,400 for a sales manager in Mackay, Queensland, following a recent investigation.
Limestone Coast campaign results released
16 Nov 2010
Almost 150 workers in South Australia’s Limestone Coast region have been reimbursed a total of $55,000 after a targeted campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they had been underpaid.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Southern NSW employers
15 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 135 businesses in Southern NSW this month.
$41,600 back-pay for 155 staff at Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub in Perth
14 Nov 2010
The operator of Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub in Shafto Lane, Perth, has reimbursed 155 of its employees a total of $41,689 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Sydney cleaning company owner faces court over alleged underpayment
12 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the owner-operator of a former Sydney cleaning company over almost $3500 in alleged underpayments of three workers.
Former Lockyer Valley store operators fined for underpaying worker
12 Nov 2010
A company and a manager involved in operating a former store in the Lockyer Valley in Queensland have been fined $67,650 for underpaying a worker and failing to issue pay slips.
Gladstone store manager back-paid $10,300
11 Nov 2010
The manager of a retail store at Gladstone, in Queensland, has been reimbursed $10,300 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found she was underpaid.
Fair Work Ombudsman team makes educational visit to Kalkarindji and Daguragu in NT
11 Nov 2010
For the first time, the Fair Work Ombudsman will visit the Northern Territory’s remote Kalkarindji and Daguragu communities, almost 800km south-west of Darwin.
Reservoir, Coburg, Braeside campaign results
10 Nov 2010
Two-thirds of businesses randomly audited in the Melbourne suburbs of Reservoir, Coburg and Braeside are complying with workplace laws, a targeted campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman has revealed.
$13,000 back-pay for two Bundaberg workers
10 Nov 2010
Two workers at Bundaberg in Queensland have been back-paid $13,000 after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Barossa and McLaren Vale wine regions focus of new education and compliance campaign
9 Nov 2010
Premier wine-producing regions are the latest focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman in South Australia.
Darwin caravan parks focus of campaign
9 Nov 2010
Darwin’s caravan parks are the latest focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman in the Northern Territory.
Ballarat employers focus of new campaign
8 Nov 2010
Fair Work inspectors will audit up to a 100 Ballarat employers this month and deliver a seminar on workplace laws for small business as part of an education and compliance campaign.
Spotlight on regional transport companies
7 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman today announced a new education and compliance campaign focused on the transport industry in regional Victoria.
Former Mildura restaurant operators fined $11,000 over failure to provide employment records
5 Nov 2010
The former operators of a Mildura restaurant have been fined $11,550 after they failed to provide employment records for an employee who claimed he had been underpaid.
Tiling companies focus of new Qld campaign
5 Nov 2010
Gold Coast and Brisbane-based tiling companies are the latest target of the Fair Work Ombudsman.
TWU fined over unlawful industrial action
4 Nov 2010
The Transport Workers Union of Australia (TWU) and one of its organisers have been fined more than $11,000 for organising unlawful industrial action at a national transport company in Sydney last year.
Fair Work inspectors set to scrutinise employers in North-East Victoria
4 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced plans to step up scrutiny of employers in North-East Victoria.
$12,600 recovered for WA Wheatbelt workers
3 Nov 2010
Two workers in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt have been reimbursed $12,600 after recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
$120,000 back-pay for workers in Perth
2 Nov 2010
Workers in and around Perth have been back-paid almost $120,000 as a result of recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Newcastle employers
1 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 100 businesses in the Newcastle area this month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to NSW North Coast employers
1 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 160 businesses in the NSW North Coast region this month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Balmain and Rozelle employers
1 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 100 businesses in the Sydney suburbs of Balmain and Rozelle this month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Goulburn employers
1 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 100 businesses in Goulburn, NSW, next week.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Mullumbimby and Maclean employers
1 Nov 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 25 businesses in Mullumbimby this week and 25 businesses in Maclean later this month.

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