March 2011

Melbourne call centre operators face court over alleged underpayment of workers
31 Mar 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former operators of a Melbourne call centre for allegedly failing to pay five workers.
South-West WA workers back-paid $21,000
30 Mar 2011
Twenty-six workers in Western Australia’s South-West region have been back-paid more than $21,000 after targeted investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
$74,000 recovered for six country workers
29 Mar 2011
Six workers across country Victoria have been back-paid a total of $74,600 following recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Pass rate for two-thirds of SA’s Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale wineries & vineyards
28 Mar 2011
Almost two-thirds of employers in South Australia’s Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale wine regions are complying with workplace laws, a Fair Work Ombudsman auditing campaign has found.
Qld real estate industry focus of new campaign
25 Mar 2011
The real estate industry in Queensland is the focus of a new education and compliance campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Real estate staff among Perth workers to receive $146,000 back-pay
22 Mar 2011
A number of workers in Perth have been reimbursed more than $146,000 after recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Cairns insurance business operators fined almost $55,000 over underpayments
17 Mar 2011
The operators of a Cairns insurance business have been fined a total of $54,560 for underpaying two former employees.
NSW court penalties nudge $700k this year
16 Mar 2011
Legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman this financial year has so far resulted in nine NSW employers and two unions being fined a total of $687,600 for breaches of workplace law.
Victorian court penalties nudge $283k this year
16 Mar 2011
Legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman this financial year has so far resulted in seven Victorian employers being fined $282,650 for breaches of workplace laws.
Queensland court penalties nudge $450k
16 Mar 2011
Legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman this financial year has so far resulted in five Queensland employers being fined $447,800 for breaches of workplace laws.
SA court penalties top $60,000 this year
16 Mar 2011
Legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman this financial year has so far resulted in one employer and one union being fined $60,000 in Adelaide for breaches of workplace laws.
Brisbane call centre operators fined $214,500 over sham contracting and underpaid staff
15 Mar 2011
A Brisbane company and its director have been fined a total of $214,500 over sham contracting and underpayments affecting more than 100 call centre workers.
Melbourne fruit & vegetable workers to share half-million dollar back-pay
14 Mar 2011
A Melbourne fruit and vegetable retailer has agreed to back-pay 265 current and former staff after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found the workers were inadvertently underpaid more than $464,000 over two years.
Fair Work Ombudsman helps new Adelaide businesses get off to the right start
13 Mar 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman plans to assist newly-registered businesses in and around Adelaide to understand and comply with workplace laws.
Fair Work Ombudsman helps new Darwin businesses get off to the right start
13 Mar 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman plans to assist newly-registered businesses in and around Darwin to understand and comply with workplace laws.
Employers urged to assess workplace agreements on pregnancy discrimination
11 Mar 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman today urged employers to check their workplace agreements to ensure they are not inadvertently breaching federal workplace laws on pregnancy discrimination
$155,900 recovered for underpaid workers in Melbourne’s East and South-East
8 Mar 2011
More than $155,000 has been reimbursed to a number of underpaid workers in Melbourne’s East and South-East following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman
$127,000 back-pay for underpaid workers in suburban Sydney
4 Mar 2011
Recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman have resulted in $127,300 being recovered for a number of workers in suburban Sydney.
Transport companies sign up for training and reporting plan after breaching drivers’ rights
3 Mar 2011
Port Adelaide-based transport companies Ascot Haulage and Northern Territory Freight Services have entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman
Retailer faces Court over alleged underpayment
2 Mar 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of a Brisbane computer hardware retailer for allegedly underpaying one of its workers almost $6000.
Phone retailer faces court for alleged discrimination against Geelong employee
1 Mar 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a mobile phone retailer for allegedly discriminating against a Geelong employee when she attempted to return from parental leave

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