October 2010

Former Newcastle call centre owner fined over underpayment of 62 workers
29 Oct 2010
The sole owner-manager of a former Newcastle call centre has been fined $5940 over the underpayment of 62 telemarketers.
National hotel chain back-pays workers $53,000
28 Oct 2010
A national hotel chain with more than 30 hotels and resorts across Australia has reimbursed 165 of its workers a total of $53,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Year one for Fair Work Ombudsman
28 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Infoline last year fielded 1.1 million telephone calls from Australians seeking advice about workplace relations, the Fair Work Ombudsman’s 2009-10 annual report reveals.
Murray River motels campaign results released
27 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the results of its random audits of motels along the Murray River in Victoria.
Toowoomba inspectors recover $700,000 for underpaid workers in South-West
27 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s Toowoomba regional office recovered more than $700,000 in back-pay for 665 workers last financial year.
Wimmera-Mallee campaign results released
25 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the results of random audits of hairdressing salons in Victoria’s Wimmera-Mallee region.
Kimberley campaign results released
25 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the results of random audits of businesses in Western Australia’s Kimberley Region.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to eastern Tasmanian employers
22 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 100 businesses in eastern Tasmania next week.
Court imposes fines for underpayment of fruit and vegetable store workers
22 Oct 2010
The operators of fruit and vegetable stores in Wagga and Sydney have been fined almost $90,000 for underpaying 40 of their workers.
Seymour, Mansfield and Yea employers focus of new targeted campaign
20 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is targeting up to 100 employers in Seymour, Mansfield and Yea as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
SA court action over alleged sham contracting
19 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of two labour-contracting companies and an Adelaide fast food outlet, alleging they engaged in sham contracting.
Strong pass rate for South-West and Great Southern employers
19 Oct 2010
More than 80 per cent of employers in WA’s South-West and Great Southern regions are complying with federal workplace laws, a Fair Work Ombudsman campaign has found.
Fast food outlets focus of new campaign in Brisbane and regional Queensland
18 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman is targeting about 135 fast food outlets in Brisbane and regional Queensland as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
Illawarra workers back-paid $42,000 after regulator intervenes
15 Oct 2010
Workers in the NSW Illawarra region have been back-paid more than $42,000 as a result of recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$160,000 back-pay for Top End employees
14 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recouped more than $160,000 for dozens of Northern Territory employees who have been underpaid at work.
Brisbane director fined over underpayment of workers
13 Oct 2010
The director of a former Brisbane car rental company has been fined $110,000 over the underpayment of seven workers, following a prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Launceston apprentice back-paid $14,400 after regulator intervenes
12 Oct 2010
An apprentice in Launceston is being reimbursed more than $14,400 after the Fair Work Ombudsman intervened.
Fair Work Ombudsman recovers $9200 back-pay for Byron Bay apprentice
12 Oct 2010
An apprentice at Byron Bay has been back-paid $9200 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found he was underpaid.
Fair Work Ombudsman to look at Queensland traffic control industry
11 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has written to more than 80 employers in Queensland’s traffic control industry as part of a new campaign.
Supermarkets focus of new campaign in Perth and regional Western Australia
10 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced plans to randomly audit more than 100 major supermarkets in Perth and regional Western Australia.
High level of compliance in Broken Hill
7 Oct 2010
More than 95 per cent of employers in Broken Hill are complying with federal workplace laws, a Fair Work Ombudsman campaign has found.
Ballarat workers back-paid $53,000 after Fair Work Ombudsman intervenes
6 Oct 2010
A number of Ballarat workers have been back-paid more than $53,600 after recent investigations found they were underpaid.
Mandurah workers back-paid almost $20,000 after regulator intervenes
5 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered almost $20,000 for three workers at Mandurah in Western Australia after recent investigations found they were underpaid.
Fair Work inspectors to visit employers in regional SA
5 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman today announced plans to step up scrutiny of employers in regional South Australia.
Fair Work inspectors to visit more than 500 employers in Adelaide and regional SA
5 Oct 2010
Hundreds of businesses on Adelaide’s popular shopping strips have been earmarked for random audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Regulator commences action in New Zealand in bid to recover underpayments for WA workers
4 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has initiated legal action in the New Zealand High Court in a bid to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars owing to 14 Western Australian workers.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Brisbane employers
4 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to more than 1000 businesses in suburban Brisbane before the end of year.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to regional Queensland employers
4 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 475 businesses from Bundaberg through to Mackay before the end of year.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Gold Coast employers
4 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to more than 200 Gold Coast businesses before the end of year.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Southern Queensland employers
4 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 550 businesses throughout regional Southern Queensland before the end of year.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Sunshine Coast employers
4 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 500 businesses throughout Queensland’s Sunshine Coast region before the end of year.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Northern Queensland employers
4 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 450 businesses in Townsville, Cairns, Ayr and Bowen before the end of year.
Macedon Ranges workers back-paid $28,000
1 Oct 2010
Two workers in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges have been reimbursed $28,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
AWU fined over unlawful industrial action
1 Oct 2010
The Australian Workers Union NSW branch (AWU NSW) has been fined $12,100 for breaches of workplace laws, including organising unlawful industrial action at an Illawarra worksite last year.
$2.5 million in grants to assist educate employers about modern awards
1 Oct 2010
The Fair Work Ombudsman has offered grants to a number of peak bodies to assist educate employers, particularly those running small businesses, about changes to modern awards.

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