January 2012

Adelaide company signs Enforceable Undertaking after underpaying employees almost $60,000
31 Jan 2012
Adelaide poultry processor and distributor BPL Adelaide has back-paid 112 staff at its Wingfield plant almost $60,000 after it was discovered the company had been underpaying its workers.
Pizza shop operator faces court for allegedly paying employees just $9 per hour
25 Jan 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will prosecute the operators of an Eagle Boys pizza outlet in regional NSW for allegedly paying its employees just $9 an hour.
NSW real estate agents focus of new campaign
24 Jan 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will check the books of up to 350 real estate agents over the next two months as part of its latest education and compliance campaign in NSW.
Accommodation industry focus of new campaign in Queensland
23 Jan 2012
The accommodation industry is the latest focus of the Fair Work Ombudsman in Queensland.
Two Bendigo workers back-paid $40,000
20 Jan 2012
Two workers at Bendigo in regional Victoria have been back-paid a total of $40,400 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$65,000 back-pay for Coober Pedy workers
19 Jan 2012
Eleven workers at Coober Pedy in South Australia have been back-paid a total of $65,900 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Newcastle workers back-paid almost $20,000
18 Jan 2012
Two workers at Newcastle in regional NSW have been back-paid a total of $19,300 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Barossa Valley workers back-paid $30,000
17 Jan 2012
Two vineyard workers in South Australia’s Barossa Valley region have been back-paid a total of $23,400 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Kimberley workers back-paid $21,000
16 Jan 2012
Several workers in the Kimberley region of Western Australia have been back-paid a total of $21,300 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$67,000 back-pay for Canberra workers
15 Jan 2012
Forty-five workers at a health-industry business in Canberra have been back-paid a total of $15,700 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$71,000 back-pay for Riverina workers
13 Jan 2012
Several workers in the Riverina area of NSW have been back-paid a total of $71,400 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Grafton food retailer back-paid $15,000
12 Jan 2012
A food retail worker at Grafton in regional NSW has been reimbursed a total of $15,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Bendigo Hungry Jack’s operator penalised $46,200 over staff underpayments
11 Jan 2012
The operator of a Hungry Jack’s fast food outlet at Bendigo in Victoria’s Goldfields region has been penalised $46,200 after the Fair Work Ombudsman found it had been underpaying its 180-strong workforce for more than four years.
Retail campaign recovers $585,000 for 755 staff
10 Jan 2012
More than 750 workers at retail stores throughout Australia have received an unexpected bonus - more than half a million dollars in back-pay.
$35,000 back-pay for North Queensland workers
9 Jan 2012
Several workers in North Queensland have been back-paid a total of $35,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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