June 2012

Dubbo workers back-paid $25,000
29 Jun 2012
Two workers at Dubbo in the Central West of NSW have been back-paid a total of $25,900 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Findings against Cairns insurance business operators overturned on appeal
29 Jun 2012
Findings against the operators of a Cairns insurance business have been overturned on appeal.
Australia’s new pay rates take effect from July 1
28 Jun 2012
New Australian pay rates start to take effect from July 1 - and employers and workers can visit the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website now to determine the rates that will apply to them.
$14,000 back-pay for East Gippsland workers
27 Jun 2012
Two workers in Victoria’s East Gippsland region have been back-paid a total of $14,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$15,000 back-pay for South-West WA workers
26 Jun 2012
Two workers in Western Australia’s South-West have been back-paid a total of $15,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Central Coast workers back-paid $27,000
25 Jun 2012
Five workers on the Central Coast of NSW have been back-paid a total of $27,500 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court action over alleged distribution of posters labelling workers ‘scabs’
23 Jun 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and one of its WA officials over the alleged distribution of posters labelling workers who had not engaged in industrial action as ‘scabs’.
Workers in Melbourne’s North and North-West back-paid $292,000
22 Jun 2012
Dozens of workers in Melbourne’s North and North-Western suburbs have been back-paid a total of $292,900 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court fines cafe operators for underpayments
22 Jun 2012
The former operators of an Adelaide cafe have been fined a total of $56,100 for underpaying more than 30 employees – and ordered to back the employees more than $50,000.
$66,000 back-pay for Gold Coast workers
21 Jun 2012
Eighteen workers in the greater Gold Coast region have shared a total of $66,500 in back-pay following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
South West Victorian workers back-paid $58,000
20 Jun 2012
Four workers in South West Victoria have been back-paid a total of $58,700 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Nearly $30,000 back-pay for Whyalla workers
19 Jun 2012
Two workers at Whyalla in South Australia’s Iron Triangle have been back-paid a total of $27,200 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Griffith worker back-paid almost $30,000
18 Jun 2012
A labourer at Griffith in regional NSW has been back-paid a total of $29,800 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Results of NT hair and beauty campaign
15 Jun 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of a campaign focussing on the entitlements of employees in the hair and beauty industry in the Northern Territory.
Melbourne rose farm owner fined over underpayment of apprentice
14 Jun 2012
The owner-operator of a retail flower business in Melbourne has been fined $11,880 for underpaying a young apprentice.
Court action over alleged sham contracting
13 Jun 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of a Brisbane beauty and photography business, alleging he was involved in sham contracting activity and the underpayment of more than $8000 to seven employees.
Mandurah worker back-paid $16,000
12 Jun 2012
A worker at Mandurah in Western Australia has been back-paid a total of $16,300 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Bendigo workers back-paid $76,000
8 Jun 2012
Four workers at Bendigo in Central Victoria have been back-paid $76,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Results of Kalgoorlie-Esperance campaign
7 Jun 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of a campaign focussing on the entitlements of apprentices, trainees and junior workers at Kalgoorlie and Esperance in regional Western Australia.
Court action over alleged $8000 underpayment of tavern employee
6 Jun 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of a Queensland tavern, alleging it underpaid an employee more than $8000.
Court action over alleged $191,000 underpayment of service station workers
5 Jun 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against a national service station operator, alleging it underpaid over 200 staff more than $191,000.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Wollongong
4 Jun 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to 35 businesses in Wollongong’s CBD and the suburb of Figtree over the next month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Campbelltown, Wetherill Park
4 Jun 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to 90 businesses in Campbelltown and Wetherill Park in Sydney over the next month.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s west and north
4 Jun 2012
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney’s west and north
Court action over alleged $149,000 underpayment of SA trolley collectors
3 Jun 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against three individuals and a national supermarket chain, alleging six trolley collectors in South Australia were underpaid almost $150,000.
James Hardie signs Enforceable Undertaking after discrimination breach
1 Jun 2012
Building materials company James Hardie Australia Pty Ltd discriminated against a prospective male employee in Perth by refusing to employ him because of a physical disability, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.

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