November 2012

Penalty imposed over sham contracting
30 Nov 2012
The former operator of a Brisbane beauty and photography business has been penalised $17,820 over his involvement in sham contracting activity and the underpayment of seven employees.
$107,000 back-pay for inner Sydney workers
29 Nov 2012
A number of employees in Sydney’s CBD and surrounding suburbs have been back-paid a total of $107,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Workers in Sydney’s South and South Western suburbs back-paid $123,000
28 Nov 2012
Workers in Sydney’s South and South-Western suburbs have been back-paid a total of $123,200 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman response to United Voice allegations on exploitation of cleaners
27 Nov 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman this morning commenced immediate inquiries into fresh allegations by United Voice that international students working as cleaners are being exploited at major shopping centres.
Case against Melbourne home insulation company and director discontinued
27 Nov 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has discontinued litigation against the former operators of a home insulation business previously based at Campbellfield, in Victoria.
Workers in Northern Sydney back-paid $40,000
27 Nov 2012
Workers in Northern Sydney have been back-paid a total of $40,100 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman supports White Ribbon
26 Nov 2012
Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson has pledged his commitment to White Ribbon by supporting the view that workplaces can play a strong role in assisting those who are victims of domestic violence.
$75k back-pay for workers in western Sydney
26 Nov 2012
A number of employees in Sydney’s west have been back-paid a total of $75,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Carwash company faces court for allegedly underpaying foreign workers
22 Nov 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the operator of a chain of Sydney carwash outlets, alleging it underpaid hundreds of foreign workers a total of more than $177,000.
Company director back-pays employee outstanding leave entitlements
22 Nov 2012
A former Sydney company director has back-paid one of his former staff more than $17,000 in annual leave entitlements which have been outstanding since the employee’s job was terminated in August, 2010.
Back-pay for Perth workers tops $144,000
20 Nov 2012
Workers in Perth’s CBD and surrounding suburbs have been back-paid a total of $144,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$128,000 back-pay for Brisbane workers
19 Nov 2012
Workers in Brisbane’s CBD and surrounding suburbs have been back-paid a total of $128,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court imposes penalties over teen’s dismissal
16 Nov 2012
The operators of a Perth business have been penalised a total of $15,840 for sacking a 16-year-old because the boy’s mother queried his pay.
National vehicle repair and maintenance industry campaign results
15 Nov 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of its national education and compliance campaign in the vehicle repair and maintenance industry.
$243,000 back-pay for Adelaide workers
14 Nov 2012
Workers in Adelaide’s CBD and surrounding suburbs have been back-paid a total of $243,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
New Fair Work Handbook for employers
13 Nov 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has published a Fair Work Handbook to assist employers better understand the Fair Work Act and their obligations under workplace laws.
Workers in South-West WA back-paid $84,000
12 Nov 2012
Workers in South-West WA have been back-paid a total of $84,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Wagga accountancy firm discriminated against employee over mental disability
9 Nov 2012
An accountancy firm at Wagga in the NSW Riverina region discriminated against a long-term employee on the grounds of a mental disability, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.
Regulator takes further Court action over alleged pregnancy discrimination
8 Nov 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched further legal action alleging discrimination against a young employee on the grounds of her pregnancy.
Sydney company faces Court action over alleged underpayment of immigrant workers
7 Nov 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operator of a mailing house in Sydney, alleging it underpaid 21 workers a total of almost $360,000.
Service station operator fined for underpaying more than 200 employees
7 Nov 2012
A national service station operator has been fined $46,200 for underpaying more than 200 employees.
Pest control and gardening businesses the focus of new Queensland campaign
5 Nov 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 220 businesses in Queensland's pest control and gardening services industries over the next four months as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
Service stations and roadhouses the focus of new campaign in WA, SA and NT
1 Nov 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 180 fuel retailers across Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory over the next few months as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
Penalties imposed over unlawful WA strikes
1 Nov 2012
Penalties totalling $36,300 have been imposed against the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and two of its officials over separate incidents of unlawful industrial action at Fremantle and Broome, in Western Australia.

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