April 2011

Tasmanian hotel operators fined almost $50,000 for underpaying workers
29 Apr 2011
The operators of a Tasmanian hotel have been fined a total of $47,920 after deliberately underpaying two workers less than $9000.
Maritime union to face court over alleged unlawful industrial action
28 Apr 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched two separate prosecutions against the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) over alleged unlawful industrial action at Fremantle and Broome, in Western Australia.
Convenience store operators fined $150,000 for underpaying international students
27 Apr 2011
The former operators of two 7-Eleven stores in Melbourne and Geelong have been fined a total of $150,000 for deliberately exploiting six international students.
$22,000 recovered for Sunshine Coast workers
21 Apr 2011
A number of workers on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast have been reimbursed a total of $22,000 after recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Almost $50,000 back-pay for Geelong workers
20 Apr 2011
About a dozen workers in and around Geelong in regional Victoria have been back-paid a total of $47,950 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Central NSW workers back-paid $30,000
19 Apr 2011
Five workers across Central NSW have been reimbursed $30,100 after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Melbourne retailer faces court over alleged underpayment of workers
18 Apr 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former operator of Melbourne shoe retailing stores for allegedly underpaying four workers more than $16,000.
$18,500 back-pay for Tamworth worker
15 Apr 2011
A labourer at Tamworth in NSW has been reimbursed $18,500 after the Fair Work Ombudsman intervened.
Brisbane retailer fined over underpayment
14 Apr 2011
A Brisbane computer hardware retailing company and its director have been fined a total of $6380 for underpaying an employee.
Sham contracting education campaign begins
13 Apr 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman is targeting the unlawful practice of sham contracting in a new education and compliance campaign.
Hungry Jack’s fined for underpaying almost 700 staff over $665,000
13 Apr 2011
Fast food retailer Hungry Jack’s Pty Ltd has been fined $100,500 after underpaying almost 700 of its Tasmanian employees hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Focus on Queensland fitness industry
12 Apr 2011
The fitness industry is the focus of a new Fair Work Ombudsman education and compliance campaign in Queensland.
$51,000 back-pay for Preston security staff
11 Apr 2011
Three security officers from the Melbourne suburb of Preston are being reimbursed a total of $51,400 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Not-for-profit group back-pays manager $47,000
8 Apr 2011
A Western Australian not-for-profit organisation working with young people has reimbursed one of its Perth-based managers $47,800 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
SA fast food industry campaign results
7 Apr 2011
Almost 70 percent of fast food outlets randomly audited in South Australia are compliant with federal workplace laws, a Fair Work Ombudsman campaign has revealed.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in suburban Sydney
6 Apr 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 180 businesses in Sydney’s inner-west over the next two months.
$58,300 in fines imposed after duress applied to Latrobe Valley workers
5 Apr 2011
Fines totaling $58,300 have been imposed in a case in which unlawful duress was applied to more than 30 Latrobe Valley workers at a mechanical engineering business.
Almost $175,000 recovered for underpaid Brisbane workers
4 Apr 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently recovered $174,300 back-pay for a number of workers in suburban Brisbane.
North Qld employers focus of new campaign
1 Apr 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will doorknock businesses in North Queensland to assist employers to understand and comply with national workplace laws.

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