July 2012

Fruit and veg shop allegedly underpaid international student $14,000
31 Jul 2012
A young international student was allegedly underpaid almost $14,000 when she worked for six months at a fruit and vegetable store in regional NSW, the Fair Work Ombudsman alleges.
Restaurant operator fined for underpaying young foreign workers
30 Jul 2012
The former operators of a Brisbane restaurant have been fined a total of $59,400 for underpaying two young foreign workers.
Court action over alleged $3000 underpayment of young apprentice
30 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the operators of a Melbourne hairdressing salon, alleging a young apprentice at the salon was underpaid more than $3000.
Catering company’s treatment of female employee breached discrimination laws
27 Jul 2012
A catering company discriminated against a female employee at Shepparton in regional Victoria because of her pregnancy, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.
Albury retirement village operator fined for underpaying caretaker
27 Jul 2012
A NSW retirement village operator that displayed “carelessness” and “disregard” in underpaying a caretaker has been fined $22,000 and ordered to make more than $23,000 in back-payments.
Results of Queensland’s Ekka campaign
26 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of a campaign focussing on the entitlements of casuals who worked at last year’s Queensland Ekka.
Fijian workers allegedly underpaid $25,000 whilst working at Port Adelaide docks
25 Jul 2012
Two Fijian men worked eight hours a day, seven days a week at the Port Adelaide docks for a living-away-from-home allowance of $100 a day, the Fair Work Ombudsman alleges.
Foreign worker on working holiday was allegedly underpaid as cleaner
24 Jul 2012
A South Korean man who worked as a cleaner in Sydney whilst on a working holiday to Australia was allegedly exploited and underpaid, the Fair Work Ombudsman alleges.
Results of Tasmanian record-keeping campaign
23 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of a campaign focussing on record-keeping and pay slip obligations of employers in Tasmania.
Free information and advice for franchisors and franchisees in Brisbane
20 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will provide free advice and information to franchisors and franchisees this weekend as part of the ‘Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo’ at the Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre.
National clerical worker campaign reveals strong level of workplace compliance
19 Jul 2012
More than three quarters of businesses which employ clerical workers are compliant with federal workplace law, random audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman show.
Specialist food retailers the focus of new campaign in South Australia
18 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 250 specialised food retailers in South Australia over the next four months as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Westmead
17 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to 30 businesses in the Western Sydney suburb of Westmead over the next month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Holsworthy
17 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to dozens of businesses in Holsworthy in Sydney’s south west over the next three weeks.
$72,000 back-pay for Bendigo workers
16 Jul 2012
Dozens of workers at Bendigo in Victoria’s Goldfields region have been back-paid more than $72,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Perth hair salon’s treatment of female employee breached discrimination laws
15 Jul 2012
A Perth hairdressing salon discriminated against a female employee because of her physical disability and pregnancy, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.
Salons face court for allegedly underpaying young apprentice hairdressers
13 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of two Melbourne hairdressing salons, alleging two young apprentices were underpaid more than $9000.
Regional transport company faces Court action over alleged sham contracting
12 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of a NSW transport business, alleging they were involved in sham contracting activity and the underpayment of seven workers by more than $43,000.
$27,000 back-pay for South Coast workers
11 Jul 2012
Four workers on the NSW South Coast have been back-paid a total of $27,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Brisbane workers back-paid more than $550,000
10 Jul 2012
Dozens of workers in and around Brisbane have been back-paid more than $550,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Aged care centre faces court over alleged pregnancy discrimination
9 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of a Victorian aged care facility, alleging they discriminated against an employee when she attempted to return from maternity leave.
Security company faces Court for allegedly underpaying workers $21,000
6 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a security company, alleging it underpaid 19 employees more than $21,000.
Wimmera workers back-paid $11,600
5 Jul 2012
Two workers in Victoria’s Wimmera region have been back-paid a total of $11,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman releases new research into phoenixing
4 Jul 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released a new research report into phoenix activity in Australia.
Melbourne residential care service fined for underpaying employee
2 Jul 2012
The operators of a residential care service in Melbourne have been fined a total of $15,180 for underpaying a personal care worker.
Childcare centre operators fined $102,000 for underpaying employees
2 Jul 2012
The former operators of two Melbourne childcare centres have been fined a total of $102,000 for displaying “wilful negligence” in underpaying nine employees.

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