November 2011

Two Dubbo workers back-paid over $18,000
30 Nov 2011
Two workers at Dubbo in regional NSW have been back-paid a total of $18,100 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Results for campaign focusing on Seymour, Yea and Mansfield
29 Nov 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has released the results of its education and compliance campaign focusing on Seymour, Yea and Mansfield in regional Victoria.
$19,000 back-pay for Blue Mountains chef
28 Nov 2011
A young chef in the Blue Mountains in NSW has been back-paid a total of $19,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Canberra restaurants focus of new campaign
25 Nov 2011
Canberra restaurants are the latest focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman in the ACT.
Fair Work Ombudsman commences formal investigation
25 Nov 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced a formal investigation into whether the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF), Victorian Branch is in breach of the Fair Work Act.
Queensland real estate campaign results
24 Nov 2011
A number of Queensland real estate agents are failing to lodge staff pay agreements, a Fair Work Ombudsman targeted compliance campaign has revealed.
$200,000 back-pay for Perth employees
22 Nov 2011
Dozens of workers in Perth have been back-paid a total of more than $200,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman granted leave to intervene in Federal Court proceedings
22 Nov 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman was today granted leave to intervene in the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF), Victorian Branch appeal against Orders made in Fair Work Australia on November 16.
Tamworth truck driver back-paid $25,000
21 Nov 2011
A truck driver at Tamworth in regional NSW has been back-paid a total of $25,300 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Manager wins HR leadership award
18 Nov 2011
Fair Work Ombudsman Group Manager of Corporate & Strategic Development, Su Kearns, has won a prestigious prize at the 2011 Australian Human Resources Institute National Awards.
633,000 downloads - that’s a fact!
18 Nov 2011
Free fact sheets covering topics from minimum wages to unlawful workplace discrimination were downloaded 633,000 times from the Fair Work Ombudsman website last financial year.
Roma maintenance worker back-paid $21,000
17 Nov 2011
A maintenance worker at Roma in regional Queensland has been back-paid $21,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Hair and beauty focus for Top End campaign
16 Nov 2011
Hair and beauty salons are the focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s latest targeted compliance campaign in the Northern Territory.
Adelaide poultry processor faces Court action over alleged underpayment of workers
15 Nov 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of an Adelaide company for allegedly underpaying seven employees more than $30,000.
Pay rates calculator records 280,000 hits
14 Nov 2011
An average 23,000 visitors a month accessed the Fair Work Ombudsman's Online PayRates Calculator last financial year.
Sham contracting findings released
11 Nov 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of its audits into sham contracting and the misclassification of workers in the cleaning services, hair and beauty and call centre industries.
$25,500 penalty for underpaying Japanese wedding planners
10 Nov 2011
A wedding planning company and one of its former managers have been fined a total of $25,500 for underpaying 14 Japanese nationals.
Discrimination complaints up 46 per cent
10 Nov 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman received and assessed 1171 complaints relating to workplace discrimination last financial year.
Melton worker back-paid $18,000
9 Nov 2011
An operations manager at Melton in country Victoria has been back-paid a total of $18,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$19,500 recovered for Geelong truck drivers
8 Nov 2011
Two employees at Geelong in regional Victoria have been back-paid a total of $19,500 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Campaigns recover $750k for underpaid NSW/ACT workers
7 Nov 2011
A total of $751,885 was recouped for underpaid workers in NSW and the ACT last financial year as a result of the Fair Work Ombudsman's targeted campaign activity.
Campaigns recover $796k for underpaid Queensland workers
7 Nov 2011
A total of $796,103 was recouped for underpaid workers in Queensland last financial year as a result of the Fair Work Ombudsman's targeted campaign activity.
Campaigns recover $96,000 for underpaid NT workers
7 Nov 2011
A total of $96,522 was recouped for underpaid workers in the Northern Territory last financial year as a result of the Fair Work Ombudsman's targeted campaign activity.
Campaigns recover $2.3m for underpaid Victorian workers
7 Nov 2011
A total of $2.3 million was recouped for underpaid workers in Victoria last financial year as a result of the Fair Work Ombudsman's targeted campaign activity.
Campaigns recover $192k for underpaid Tasmanian workers
7 Nov 2011
A total of $192,046 was recouped for underpaid workers in Tasmania last financial year as a result of the Fair Work Ombudsman's targeted campaign activity.
Campaigns recoup $402k for underpaid WA workers
7 Nov 2011
A total of $402,427 was recouped for underpaid workers in Western Australia last financial year as a result of the Fair Work Ombudsman's targeted campaign activity.
Campaigns recover $195k for underpaid SA workers
7 Nov 2011
A total of $195,850 was recouped for underpaid workers in South Australia last financial year as a result of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s targeted campaign activity.
Campaigns put 7000 businesses on notice
7 Nov 2011
Almost 7000 employers were randomly audited last financial year as part of the Fair Work Ombudsman's national and regional campaigns.
Wages top of the list for Infoline callers
4 Nov 2011
Wages and conditions were the main reason people called the Fair Work Infoline for assistance last financial year.
Mackay store manager back-paid $6300
3 Nov 2011
An employee at Mackay in Queensland has been back-paid a total of $6300 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Two Launceston workers back-paid $21,000
2 Nov 2011
Two employees at Launceston in Tasmania have been back-paid a total of $21,600 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Wanted - 6500 workers to claim $1.6 million
1 Nov 2011
The Commonwealth is holding more than $1.6 million in back-pay for over 6500 employees who cannot be located.

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