September 2011

$28,200 back-pay recouped for rural SA workers
30 Sep 2011
A number of workers in country South Australia have been back-paid more than $28,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$13,000 recovered for Warrnambool and Apollo Bay workers
29 Sep 2011
Two workers in regional Victoria have been back-paid a total of $13,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Almost $30,000 in fines for failing to keep records for foreign workers
29 Sep 2011
Two companies and two directors associated with a Perth café have been fined a total of $28,820 after failing to keep proper employment records for three Chinese workers who were not paid wages for months at a time.
National education and compliance campaign to focus on clerical workers
28 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has written to more than 40,000 employers in the accounting and recruitment industries as part of a new national education and compliance campaign focusing on clerical workers.
Gold Coast employees back-paid $80,000
27 Sep 2011
A number of workers on Queensland’s Gold Coast have been back-paid a total of $78,500 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$25,000 back-pay for Karratha worker
26 Sep 2011
A construction worker at Karratha in Western Australia’s north-west has been back-paid a total of $25,350 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Country medical practice faces sanctions after paying staff as it liked
25 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken action against a country Victorian medical practice which told a part-time receptionist it could pay her as it liked because it was a small business with flexibility over how to reward staff.
Riverina truck drivers back-paid $24,600
23 Sep 2011
Almost two dozen truck drivers in the NSW Riverina region have been back-paid a total of $24,600 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$34,000 back-pay for Macedon Ranges workers
22 Sep 2011
Three workers in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges region have been back-paid a total of $34,300 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$30,000 back-pay for NSW Central Coast three
21 Sep 2011
Three workers on the NSW Central Coast have been back-paid a total of $30,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$13,000 back-pay for two Darwin workers
20 Sep 2011
Two workers in Darwin have been back-paid a total of $13,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$10,000 back-pay for Rutherglen worker
19 Sep 2011
A horticultural worker at Rutherglen in North-East Victoria has been back-paid $10,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$25,300 back-paid to Sunshine Coast workers
16 Sep 2011
A number of workers on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast have been back-paid a total of $25,300 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman releases findings of investigation into Church of Scientology
16 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of a lengthy investigation into allegations levelled publicly at the Church of Scientology (CoS) over its employment practices.
$18,300 recovered for two North Coast workers
15 Sep 2011
Two workers on the NSW North Coast have been back-paid a total of $18,300 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Melbourne home insulation company allegedly underpaid five Somali teenagers $25,000
14 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of a Melbourne-based home insulation company for allegedly underpaying five teenage employees $25,000.
Fair Work Ombudsman leads by example on parental leave
13 Sep 2011
Improved parental leave entitlements are among the highlights of the new Enterprise Agreement covering Fair Work Ombudsman employees.
Church of Scientology
13 Sep 2011
On March 9, 2010, the Fair Work Ombudsman initiated an investigation into the Church of Scientology (CoS) following claims raised the previous night by the ABC’s Four Corners program.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Condobolin and West Wyalong
12 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to dozens of businesses in Condobolin and West Wyalong next month.
New sign-language videos to help deaf and hearing-impaired understand workplace rights
9 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a number of Online videos to assist deaf and hearing-impaired employees to understand their workplace rights.
Court action over alleged underpayment of three Perth workers
8 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former operator of a resort near Perth for allegedly underpaying three employees more than $6500.
Court fines Gold Coast shooting range over threats to employee
7 Sep 2011
The operators of a Gold Coast shooting range have been fined a total of $30,000 for asking employees to sign an Individual Flexibility Arrangement (IFA) removing their penalty rates.
Sydney company director faces court over alleged sham contracting
7 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the owner-operator of a Sydney truck company, alleging he was involved in sham contracting activity and underpaying a worker more than $13,000.
Spotlight on SA health care providers
6 Sep 2011
Private hospitals, aged care centres and nursing hire agencies are the focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s latest campaign in South Australia.
Melbourne kebab shop allegedly underpaid Indian employee more than $50,000
5 Sep 2011
The former operators of a Melbourne kebab shop will face court for allegedly underpaying an Indian employee more than $50,000.
Apprentice chefs allegedly underpaid $20,000 – delicatessen to face Court action
2 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman will prosecute the operators of a Queensland delicatessen for allegedly underpaying two young apprentice chefs.
Court fines couple over underpayment of security officers
2 Sep 2011
The operators of a NSW security company have been fined for their involvement in failing to back-pay 22 underpaid workers.
It’s PayCheck as you know it ... Plus
1 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman today launched a new Online tool to assist calculate wage rates.
Legal team wins NSW Excellence Award
1 Sep 2011
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s legal team has been awarded the NSW Excellence in Government Legal Service Award for its innovative use of in-house lawyers to conduct all its civil penalty litigations.

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