March 2012

Almost $12,000 back-pay for Gippsland workers
30 Mar 2012
Two workers in the Gippsland region of country Victoria have been back-paid a total of $11,900 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Sydney company owner fined $13,000 over sham contracting, underpayment
29 Mar 2012
The owner-operator of a Sydney truck company has been fined $13,024 for sham contracting activity and underpaying an employee, following a prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Hobart workers back-paid almost $140,000
28 Mar 2012
Dozens of workers in Hobart and surrounding suburbs have been back-paid a total of $137,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$215,000 back-pay for Perth workers
27 Mar 2012
More than 70 workers in and around Perth have been recently been back-paid a total of $215,000, Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson announced during a visit to Perth today.
Aged care sector latest focus in Queensland
26 Mar 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is checking the books of up to 125 retirement villages and nursing homes as part of its latest education and compliance campaign in Queensland.
Free information and advice for franchisors
23 Mar 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will provide free advice and information to franchisors and employers over the next three days as part of the ‘Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo’ at the Sydney Convention Exhibition Centre.
$64,000 back-pay for Darling Downs workers
22 Mar 2012
Several workers in Queensland’s Darling Downs region have been back-paid a total of $64,200 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Almost $35,000 back-pay for Mackay workers
21 Mar 2012
Five workers at Mackay in North Queensland have been back-paid $34,500 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$35,000 back-pay for Sunshine Coast workers
20 Mar 2012
Six workers on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast have shared a total of $35,200 back-pay following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$55,000 back-pay for Moreton Bay workers
19 Mar 2012
Workers in the Moreton Bay region of Queensland have been back-paid a total of $55,700 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$11,000 back-pay for north-east Tas workers
16 Mar 2012
Two workers in Tasmania’s north-east have been back-paid a total of $11,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court dismisses appeal on duress claims
16 Mar 2012
The Federal Court has upheld an earlier finding that a national aviation services company did not breach the duress provisions of workplace laws when offering workplace agreements to two employees.
Millicent’s Sportsman’s Hotel operators fined over underpayments and false staff records
16 Mar 2012
The operators of the Sportsman’s Hotel at Millicent, in South Australia, have been fined a total of $55,900 after underpaying five staff and directing employees to falsify time sheets.
$38,000 back-pay for Goulburn Valley workers
15 Mar 2012
Eleven workers throughout the Goulburn Valley in regional Victoria have been back-paid $38,400 after recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$14,000 back-pay for Sapphire Coast workers
14 Mar 2012
Two workers on the Sapphire Coast in regional NSW have been back-paid a total of $14,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$308,000 back-pay for south and south-west Sydney workers
13 Mar 2012
Workers in Sydney’s south and south-west have been back-paid a total of $308,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Foreign worker at Brisbane restaurant allegedly underpaid $5000
9 Mar 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of a Brisbane restaurant for allegedly underpaying a foreign worker more than $5000.
136 Alice Springs hospitality staff share almost $50,000 back-pay
8 Mar 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered almost $50,000 back-pay for 136 hospitality workers in Alice Springs.
Court imposes $108,000 penalty for underpayment of Perth employees
7 Mar 2012
The operators of two Perth recycling businesses have been fined a total of $108,240 after a court found they had underpaid seven staff almost $10,000.
Sydney cleaners allegedly underpaid $130,000
7 Mar 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting a national cleaning company, alleging it underpaid 32 Sydney cleaners - including many foreign workers - more than $130,000.
Vehicle repair and maintenance industry focus of new national education campaign
6 Mar 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has written to more than 24,000 employers in the vehicle repair and maintenance industry as part of a new national education and compliance campaign.
Results of Qld pharmacy audits released
5 Mar 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the results of its audits of hundreds of pharmacies throughout Queensland.
Melbourne workers back-paid almost $350,000
2 Mar 2012
Workers in central Melbourne have been back-paid a total of $344,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Workers in Melbourne’s south and south east back-paid $174,000
2 Mar 2012
Workers in Melbourne’s south and south-eastern suburbs have been back-paid a total of $174,200 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Eastern suburbs workers back-paid $274,000
2 Mar 2012
Workers in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs have been back-paid a total of $274,800 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Western suburbs workers back-paid $163,000
2 Mar 2012
Workers in Melbourne’s western suburbs have been back-paid a total of $163,800 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court action over alleged underpayment of young, foreign workers in Brisbane
1 Mar 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the operator of a Brisbane restaurant for allegedly underpaying two young, foreign workers more than $7000.

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