April 2012

Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Woolloomooloo
30 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to 30 businesses in the central Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo over the next two weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Granville
30 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to 30 businesses in Granville in Western Sydney over the next six weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Curl Curl
30 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to 30 businesses in Curl Curl on Sydney’s Northern Beaches over the next six weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Bankstown
30 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to 30 businesses in Bankstown over the next four weeks.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Waterloo
30 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to 30 businesses in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo over the next four weeks.
Traffic control industry focus of new campaign
26 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 35 employers in Western Australia’s traffic control industry as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
SA medical services industry the focus of new education and compliance campaign
24 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will check the books of up to 100 dentists, orthodontists and general practice medical rooms in South Australia over the next three months as a part of a new education and compliance campaign.
Melbourne warehouse worker allegedly underpaid more than $60,000
23 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the former operators of a Melbourne wholesaler for allegedly underpaying an employee more than $60,000.
Fair Work inspectors visit Griffith this week
23 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Griffith in the NSW Riverina this week to assist employees and employers understand their workplace rights and entitlements.
Former South Grafton abattoir operators fined $115,200 over deliberate underpayments
20 Apr 2012
The Federal Court in Sydney has today found that the former operators of the South Grafton abattoir in regional NSW treated 11 of their employees “callously and with flagrant disregard for their legal rights”.
Labour hire operators face Court for allegedly underpaying foreign worker $8000
20 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the operators of a labour-hire company for allegedly underpaying a foreign employee in Victoria more than $8000.
Court action over alleged $19,000 underpayment of Brisbane employee
18 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the operators of a Brisbane photography business for allegedly underpaying an employee more than $19,000.
Court action over alleged $13,000 underpayment of Melbourne worker
17 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the former operator of a Melbourne machinery servicing business for allegedly underpaying an employee $13,000.
$416,000 back-pay for Adelaide workers
17 Apr 2012
More than 120 workers in and around Adelaide have been back-paid a total of $416,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers at Palm Beach and Whale Beach
16 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to 30 businesses at Palm Beach and Whale Beach in Sydney this month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers at The Rocks and Millers Point
16 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to 50 businesses at The Rocks and Millers Point in Sydney this month.
Structural metal products manufacturing industry focus of new national education campaign
13 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is writing to more than 4000 employers in the structural metal products manufacturing industry as part of a new national education and compliance campaign.
Spotless to audit employee pay packets
12 Apr 2012
Services company Spotless has agreed to audit employment records in every State and Territory in a move aimed at ensuring its 30,000 employees are being paid properly.
Brisbane workers back-paid more than $230,000
11 Apr 2012
Hundreds of workers in Brisbane and surrounding suburbs have recently been back-paid a total of $231,100, Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson announced during a visit to Brisbane today.
Academics to research unpaid work practices
10 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is teaming with two leading academics to identify opportunities for increasing public awareness about laws relating to unpaid work.
Court fines restaurant $72,000 over exploitation of foreign worker
5 Apr 2012
The operators of a suburban Melbourne restaurant have been fined $72,000 for exploiting a cook recruited from India.
Record Victorian penalty as shoe store operators fined $220,000
3 Apr 2012
The former operators of a chain of Melbourne shoe stores with a history of underpaying their staff have been fined $220,000.
Airline companies to face court over alleged breaches of workplace laws
2 Apr 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today commenced legal action against Australian and New Zealand airline companies for allegedly contravening workplace laws.
Melbourne real estate agent signs Enforceable Undertaking after age discrimination breach
2 Apr 2012
A Melbourne real estate agent discriminated against a female employee when it dismissed her because of her “overall young look”, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.

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