May 2011

Record WA fine against construction company which paid Chinese nationals just $3 an hour
31 May 2011
A Western Australian construction company which recruited tradesmen from China and paid them less than $3 an hour has been fined $123,000.
Campaign focuses on Queensland pharmacies
31 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman is visiting hundreds of pharmacies throughout Queensland to ensure employers are meeting their workplace obligations.
Goulburn transport worker back-paid $23,500
27 May 2011
A transport worker at Goulburn in regional NSW has been reimbursed $23,500 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Kalgoorlie workers back-paid more than $21,000 after action by the Fair Work Ombudsman
26 May 2011
A number of workers at Kalgoorlie in regional Western Australia have been back-paid a total of $21,200 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Myrrhee employee back-paid more than $19k
25 May 2011
An agricultural worker at Myrrhee in regional Victoria has been back-paid $19,100 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Director faces court over alleged $20,000 underpayment of call centre employee
24 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former director of a medical services business over an alleged $20,000-plus underpayment of a call centre worker.
Director fined $5000 over workplace breach
24 May 2011
The former director of a northern NSW transport company has been fined $5000 for his involvement in failing to provide at least 40 long distance truck drivers with rostered days off.
Albury retirement village faces court for allegedly underpaying caretaker $28,000
23 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of an Albury retirement village, alleging it underpaid a caretaker more than $28,000 over a period of just three months.
$32,600 back-paid to Noble Park employees
20 May 2011
A hospitality venue in Melbourne’s Noble Park has voluntarily reimbursed 36 of its staff a total of $32,600 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Sydney photography business breaches sham contracting laws
19 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $3950 back-pay for a sales consultant at a Sydney photography business who was underpaid as a result of sham contracting.
Fair Work inspectors make educational visits to employers in Adelaide
18 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman is making educational visits to almost 200 businesses in Adelaide over the next few weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s west
18 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 130 businesses in Sydney’s west over the next two months.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s south
18 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to more than 600 businesses in Sydney’s south and south-west over the next few months.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s north
18 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to around 300 businesses in Sydney’s north and north-west over the next few months.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s inner west
18 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to more than 100 businesses in Sydney’s inner-west over the next two months.
$43,500 recovered for Tasmanian workers
17 May 2011
A number of workers across regional Tasmania have been back-paid a total of $43,500 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$17,400 back-pay for Canberra receptionist
16 May 2011
A receptionist at a Canberra production facility has been reimbursed $17,400 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman releases results for Royal Adelaide Show audit
15 May 2011
Less than half the employers randomly audited at last year’s Royal Adelaide Show were compliant with workplace laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman revealed today.
1000 Hunter businesses benefit from Fair Work Ombudsman’s educational visits
13 May 2011
Fair Work inspectors have made educational visits to about 1000 businesses in the Newcastle-Hunter region over the past 12 months to help them understand workplace laws.
Millicent hotel faces court over alleged underpayments of almost $50,000
12 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of the Sportsman Hotel at Millicent, in South Australia.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers around Bundaberg
11 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to dozens of businesses around Bundaberg over the next few months.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Cairns
11 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 100 businesses in Cairns between now and July.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Central Queensland
11 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 20 businesses in Blackwater and 20 in Springsure between now and July
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers on the Gold Coast
11 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 60 businesses on the Gold Coast between now and July.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers around Mackay
11 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to around 40 businesses in the Mackay region over the next few months.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Mount Gravatt and Beenleigh
11 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 120 businesses in Mount Gravatt and another 60 in Beenleigh between now and July.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Mount Isa
11 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 80 businesses in Mount Isa between now and July.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in south-east Queensland
11 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to more than 400 businesses in south-east Queensland over the next two months.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Maroochydore
11 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 70 businesses in Maroochydore between now and July.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Townsville
11 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to about 100 businesses in Townsville between now and July.
Fair Work Ombudsman and partners release new resources to assist employers transition to Modern Awards
10 May 2011
Employers are being encouraged to access new educational resources designed to assist them with the transition to Modern Awards.
Wollongong truck driver receives $11,500
9 May 2011
A truck driver at Wollongong in regional NSW has been back-paid $11,500 after the Fair Work Ombudsman intervened.
Fair Work Ombudsman releases results of North-East Victorian regional campaign
6 May 2011
Less than half the employers randomly audited in Wangaratta, Corryong, and Tallangatta were compliant with workplace laws, the Fair Work Ombudsman revealed today.
Avon Valley employers are focus of latest Fair Work Ombudsman campaign
5 May 2011
Businesses in the Avon Valley in regional Western Australia are the focus of a new education and compliance campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Director faces court over $40,000 in alleged underpayments
4 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former sole director of a retail company over more than $40,000 in alleged underpayments of 25 sales assistants, including several young workers.
Two national companies face court over alleged sham contracting
3 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against two companies for alleged sham contracting activity affecting thousands of call centre workers and door-to-door salespeople.
Adelaide workers paid nothing for four months
2 May 2011
The operators of an Adelaide company have been fined $21,750 after they refused to pay two employees anything for four months’ full-time work.
McDonald’s pay packet audit an Australian first
1 May 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman and McDonald’s Australia have embarked on a new national initiative designed to ensure employee pay packets for McDonald’s 85,000-strong national workforce are accurate.

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