July 2011

Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s inner suburbs
28 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to dozens of businesses in Sydney’s inner suburbs over the next two months.
Strong “pass” rate for Darwin caravan parks
28 Jul 2011
Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson today released the results of a recent targeted campaign focused on Darwin caravan parks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s northern suburbs
28 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 150 businesses in Sydney’s northern suburbs over the next four months.
Strong pass rate for take-away outlets in Queensland food courts
26 Jul 2011
Almost three quarters of take-away outlets in Queensland food courts are complying with workplace laws, random audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed.
$180,000 returned to underpaid Cairns workers
26 Jul 2011
A number of workers in and around Cairns have recently been back-paid a total of $180,100 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Two Orange employees back-paid $22,000
25 Jul 2011
Two workers at Orange in central NSW have been back-paid a total of $22,400 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Albury-Wodonga workers back-paid $14,200
22 Jul 2011
Two workers in Albury-Wodonga have been back-paid a total of $14,200 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
TWU and officials fined over unlawful strike
22 Jul 2011
The Transport Workers Union (TWU) and four of its officials have today been fined a total of $31,000 over unlawful industrial action by Qantas baggage handlers in 2009.
$24,000 back-pay for Grampians three
21 Jul 2011
Three workers in Victoria’s Grampians region have been back-paid a total of $23,900 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Company allegedly applied duress to workers
20 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a national company alleging it applied duress to employees based near Newcastle to get them to sign workplace agreements.
Mornington Peninsula hotel and restaurant campaign results released
19 Jul 2011
Two-thirds of hotels and restaurants randomly audited on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula have breached federal workplace laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman revealed today.
Court action over alleged underpayment of workers at Melbourne take-away food outlets
18 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched prosecutions against the operators of two Melbourne take-away-food outlets over more than $10,000 in alleged underpayment of two employees.
$63,000 back-pay for Hobart security guards
15 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $62,700 back-pay for 100 Hobart security guards who were underpaid.
Perth sushi cafe back-pays two foreign workers almost $50,000
14 Jul 2011
Two foreign workers at a Perth sushi business have been back-paid a total of $47,100 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Bunbury worker back-paid almost $19,000
13 Jul 2011
An office manager at Bunbury in south-west regional WA has been back-paid almost $19,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
600 cleaners to share $242,000 back-pay
13 Jul 2011
More than 600 cleaners throughout Australia are to be reimbursed almost a quarter of a million dollars after investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were being underpaid.
Gippsland store faces court over alleged $30,000 underpayment
12 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of a Gippsland retail store for allegedly underpaying an employee more than $30,000.
New in-language videos to help foreign workers understand their rights
11 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched 14 Online videos to assist foreign workers understand their workplace rights and entitlements.
Company fined for failing to provide employment records
8 Jul 2011
The operator of a motel in NSW has been fined $500 for failing to provide Fair Work inspectors with staff employment records in 2009.
Recognition for in-house legal team allows Agency to prosecute its own cases
8 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has gained approval to use in-house lawyers to conduct all its civil penalty litigations.
Generous parental leave policies can benefit employers, says Fair Work Ombudsman
7 Jul 2011
Implementing generous and accommodating parental leave policies can help employers boost their productivity and bottom line, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Three Riverina workers back-paid $27,300
6 Jul 2011
Three workers in the Riverina region of NSW have been back-paid a total of $27,300 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Adelaide cafe faces court over alleged $50,000 underpayment of wages
4 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of an Adelaide cafe for allegedly underpaying staff more than $50,000.
Melbourne business faces court for allegedly underpaying Chinese immigrant $27,000
4 Jul 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a Melbourne business for allegedly underpaying a Chinese immigrant more than $27,000.
Central Queensland employees back-paid $38k
1 Jul 2011
Four employees around Central Queensland have been back-paid a total of $38,500 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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