February 2011

Brisbane director faces court over alleged $26,000 underpayment
28 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former sole director of a Brisbane food manufacturer over more than $26,000 in alleged underpayments of seven workers.
$20,000 back pay for Meander Valley worker
25 Feb 2011
A sales assistant in the Meander Valley in northern Tasmania has been reimbursed $20,000 after a recent investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found she was underpaid.
Ipswich security company fined more than $20,000 for underpaying workers
24 Feb 2011
The operators of a security company at Ipswich in Queensland have been fined a total of more than $20,000 for underpaying 32 employees.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s south
21 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 110 businesses in Sydney’s south this month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Bondi
21 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 50 businesses in Bondi this month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s west
21 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 50 businesses across Auburn, Winston Hills and Baulkham Hills this month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to Wellington employers
18 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 20 businesses in the NSW town of Wellington over the next few weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Newcastle region
18 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 110 businesses in the Newcastle / Hunter Valley region over the next few weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers on NSW south coast
18 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 115 businesses on the NSW south coast over the next few weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Adelaide
17 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 175 businesses around Adelaide over the next few weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Victor Harbor
17 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 25 businesses in Victor Harbor over the next few weeks.
Moorabbin training organisation back-pays workers $270,000 after regulator intervenes
16 Feb 2011
A Moorabbin training organisation has reimbursed 10 staff more than $270,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Seminars explain Modern Awards for community services sector
16 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has teamed up with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) to deliver an education program for employers in the community services sector.
Perth recycling businesses face court for allegedly failing to pay workers
15 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of two Perth recycling businesses for allegedly failing to pay five employees for work they had performed.
Fair Work inspectors join O-Week to help university students understand workplace rights
14 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will again join O-Week activities around the country to educate university students about their workplace rights.
Kalgoorlie, Esperance and Ravensthorpe employers focus of new campaign
11 Feb 2011
Employers of young workers in Kalgoorlie, Esperance and Ravensthorpe in regional WA are the latest focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Regulator joins Fair Day to help raise awareness about unlawful workplace discrimination
11 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a national campaign aimed at helping workers avoid discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Lismore café signs up to training and reporting plan after underpaying staff $138,000
10 Feb 2011
The operator of a cafe at Lismore in NSW has promised to report its wage rates to the Fair Work Ombudsman for the next three years after the workplace regulator found the company was underpaying its staff.
$4000 back-pay for Phillip Island worker
9 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has helped secure more than $4000 back-pay for a Phillip Island tourism industry worker.
Melbourne company faces court over alleged underpayment of workers
8 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of a Melbourne business for allegedly underpaying three workers more than $8000.
Fair Work Ombudsman focus on Peel region
7 Feb 2011
Employers in the Peel region are the latest focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman in Western Australia.
$30,000 back-pay for Northern Rivers workers
4 Feb 2011
A number of workers in the Northern Rivers region of NSW have been reimbursed a total of $33,000 after recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
University back-pays Executive Officer $6000
3 Feb 2011
An Australian university has reimbursed one of its executives more than $6000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found the senior staff member was underpaid.
Whyalla transport worker back-paid $21,600
2 Feb 2011
An underpaid transport worker at Whyalla in South Australia has been reimbursed $21,600 following the intervention of the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$157,000 back-pay for Sydney CBD and inner-east workers after regulator intervenes
1 Feb 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently recovered $157,400 for workers in Sydney’s CBD and inner-eastern suburbs.

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