June 2011

Fraser Coast workers back-paid $21,500
30 Jun 2011
Three workers on Queensland’s Fraser Coast have been back-paid a total of $21,500 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$10,100 back-pay for Dubbo agricultural worker
29 Jun 2011
An agricultural worker at Dubbo in regional NSW has been back-paid a total of $10,100 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Console operator back-paid more than $20,000
28 Jun 2011
A console operator at Shepparton in regional Victoria has been back-paid a total of $20,100 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman alleges four oil rig workers underpaid more than $120,000
27 Jun 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against three companies and one company director over more than $120,000 in alleged underpayments of four Filipino nationals who worked on oil rigs off Western Australia.
Regional SA employees back-paid $31,500
24 Jun 2011
Three workers in regional South Australia have been back-paid a total of $31,500 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
July 1 a key date for employers
24 Jun 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman is reminding employers and workers that increases to the National Minimum Wage and Modern Award pay rates take effect from the first full pay period on or after July 1.
Sydney executives fined over sham contracting
23 Jun 2011
Two former executives of a Sydney finance company have been fined a total of $16,950 for sham contracting activity that affected nine workers.
Recycling company signs up to workplace agreement after underpaying staff almost $140,000
22 Jun 2011
A national processing and recycling group has back-paid dozens of staff a total of almost $140,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Free new resources to assist employers in hospitality and fast food industries
21 Jun 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched new Online resources to assist employers in the fast food and hospitality industries.
Northern NSW nursery fined for underpaying staff and ordered to make back-payments
20 Jun 2011
A northern NSW nursery has been fined $10,700 for underpaying its employees and ordered to back-pay the employees $26,992.
More than $175,000 back-pay for 53 service station employees
17 Jun 2011
Fifty-three current and former employees of a service station in Melbourne are to be reimbursed more than $175,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were being underpaid.
$200,000 back-pay for workers in Sydney’s northern suburbs
16 Jun 2011
A dozen workers in Sydney’s north and north-west suburbs have been back-paid a total of almost $200,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$250,000 back-pay for Brisbane employees
15 Jun 2011
A number of workers across Brisbane have been back-paid a total of $252,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Public Service Medal recognises effort to assist employers and employees with wages
14 Jun 2011
Fair Work Ombudsman Assistant Director of Education Adam Rodgers has been recognised in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours for his work in creating an Online tool that helps employees calculate how much they should be paid.
Security industry faces further scrutiny
14 Jun 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman is conducting follow-up audits of hundreds of security companies after recovering more than $1 million for underpaid security workers last year.
$30,000 back-pay for 3 Gippsland workers
10 Jun 2011
Three employees in Victoria’s Gippsland region have been back-paid a total of $30,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work inspectors make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s west
9 Jun 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman is making educational visits to about 75 businesses in Sydney’s west throughout the month of June.
Cafes focus of next round of Qld audits
9 Jun 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit a number of cafes around Queensland’s Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach and Cooloola Cove to ensure employers are meeting their workplace obligations.
Southbank restaurant back-pays $114,000 to five underpaid employees
8 Jun 2011
A restaurant on Melbourne’s Southbank has back-paid five of its staff more than $114,000 after intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Pooraka Produce Market campaign results
7 Jun 2011
Almost 80 per cent of businesses randomly audited at Adelaide’s Pooraka Produce Market are compliant with federal workplace laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman revealed today.
Brisbane and Gold Coast tiling audits released
6 Jun 2011
More than 90 per cent of Brisbane and Gold Coast-based tiling businesses randomly audited during a recent campaign were compliant with workplace laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman has revealed.
Perth companies face court over alleged sham contracting
3 Jun 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against two companies alleging they engaged in sham contracting activity affecting workers at a South Perth accommodation facility.
Director fined $72,000 over underpayments
2 Jun 2011
The sole director of a former recycling company has been fined $72,000 for his involvement in underpaying 10 Canberra workers more than $250,000 and unlawfully sacking three of them for complaining.
Fair Work Ombudsman secures almost $90,000 back-pay for Tasmanian hospitality workers
1 Jun 2011
The former operators of two Tasmanian taverns have back-paid 45 workers almost $90,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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