August 2011

Campaign results for WA’s Peel Region
31 Aug 2011
Almost 60 per cent of businesses randomly audited in Western Australia’s Peel Region are compliant with workplace laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman has revealed.
WA’s Rottnest workers get $24,000 back-pay
31 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $24,000 back-pay for workers on Rottnest Island as part of an education and compliance campaign.
Sydney car wash faces court for allegedly underpaying foreign workers almost $100,000
30 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the operators of a car wash cafe in Sydney for allegedly underpaying dozens of foreign workers.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers at Royal Adelaide Show
29 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit the Royal Adelaide Show for the third consecutive year to educate employers about their obligations to casual workers.
Almost $55,000 back-pay for regional Tasmanian workers
26 Aug 2011
A number of workers in regional Tasmania have been back-paid a total of $54,700 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Sydney company director faces court over alleged $7000 underpayment
25 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former sole director of a Sydney business over an alleged $7000-plus underpayment of two employees.
Hungry Jack’s operator at Bendigo faces court for allegedly underpaying staff $105,000
24 Aug 2011
The operator of a Hungry Jack’s fast food outlet at Bendigo in Victoria’s Goldfields region will face court for allegedly underpaying staff more than $105,000.
Rose farm owner faces court over alleged $16,000 underpayment of apprentice
23 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of a retail flower business in Melbourne for allegedly underpaying a young apprentice more than $16,000.
Deniliquin sales assistant back-paid $6400
22 Aug 2011
A sales assistant at Deniliquin in regional NSW has been back-paid a total of $6400 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Clothing manufacturers the focus of next round of Queensland workplace visits
19 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman announced today that inspectors will visit up to 300 clothing manufacturing businesses in Queensland between now and Christmas.
Strong compliance rate for SA food outlets
18 Aug 2011
Almost 90 per cent of food outlets randomly audited in South Australia are complying with workplace laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman revealed today.
Court action over alleged underpayment of Melbourne fashion outlet manager
17 Aug 2011
The operator of a Melbourne fashion outlet who was fined last year for underpaying his staff is again facing court.
Indian doctor allegedly threatened after complaining about pay
16 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of a general medical practice south of Brisbane, alleging it threatened an Indian doctor for complaining about his pay.
Sydney company director faces court over alleged underpayment of staff
15 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the operator of a former Sydney printing company after five of his staff were allegedly underpaid more than $55,000.
Adelaide trolley collectors allegedly underpaid $165,000 – two companies to face court
14 Aug 2011
Two Adelaide companies will face court for allegedly underpaying their trolley collectors more than $165,000.
Suburban Melbourne workers share in $330,000 back-payments
12 Aug 2011
Dozens of workers in suburban Melbourne have recently been back-paid a total of $329,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
84 per cent of Qld fitness industry employers compliant with workplace law
11 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the results of its investigations into the fitness industry in Queensland.
Illawarra company faces court over alleged sham contracting
10 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a company in the NSW Illawarra region for allegedly engaging in sham contracting activity that resulted in four workers being underpaid more than $8000.
Employer fined over disability discrimination
9 Aug 2011
The operators of the Border Barber hairdressing salons in Albury-Wodonga have been fined a total of $3600 for discriminating against a physically disabled employee.
Japanese wedding planners allegedly underpaid $16,000 - company to face court
9 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a wedding planning company, alleging it underpaid 14 Japanese nationals more than $16,000.
Court action over alleged underpayment of Melbourne childcare workers
8 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of two Melbourne childcare centres for allegedly underpaying nine employees a total of almost $120,000.
Court action over alleged underpayment of Filipino worker in Perth
7 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a national company for allegedly underpaying a Filipino employee based in Perth more than $20,000.
Strong pass rate for Footscray and Laverton warehouse businesses
5 Aug 2011
Almost 80 percent of businesses operating warehouse facilities in the Melbourne suburbs of Footscray and Laverton are complying with workplace laws, random audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed.
100 workplace visits begin in Tasmania
4 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 100 Tasmanian businesses which have recently advertised for new staff.
Campaign results for Melbourne’s Japanese restaurants and Asian grocery stores
3 Aug 2011
Three-quarters of Japanese restaurants and Asian grocery stores randomly audited during a recent campaign in Melbourne did not comply with workplace laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman has revealed.
Fair Work inspectors to visit Qld’s “Ekka”
1 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will this month visit the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland’s Exhibition Show – Ekka.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to 1000 Adelaide employers
1 Aug 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 1000 small and medium-sized businesses throughout Adelaide between now and Christmas.

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