October 2012

Single complaint has now triggered $1m in back-pay for Rentokil workers
31 Oct 2012
A single complaint from a service technician in South Australia which originally led to almost 400 of the woman’s co-workers being back-paid $350,000 has since resulted in more than $1 million being returned to staff.
FWO helps create fairer workplaces in NSW / ACT
30 Oct 2012
More than 224,000 employees and employers across NSW and the ACT sought advice from the Fair Work Infoline last financial year.
FWO helps create fairer workplaces in NT
30 Oct 2012
More than 5000 Northern Territory employees and employers sought advice from the Fair Work Infoline in the last financial year.
FWO helps create fairer workplaces in SA
30 Oct 2012
More than 45,000 South Australian employees and employers sought advice from the Fair Work Infoline in the last financial year.
FWO helps create fairer workplaces in Qld
30 Oct 2012
More than 148,000 Queensland employees and employers sought advice from the Fair Work Infoline in the last financial year.
FWO helps create fairer workplaces in Tas
30 Oct 2012
More than 15,000 Tasmanian employees and employers sought advice from the Fair Work Infoline last financial year.
FWO helping to create fairer workplaces in WA
30 Oct 2012
More than 57,000 Western Australian employees and employers sought advice from the Fair Work Infoline in the last financial year.
FWO helps create fairer workplaces in Vic
30 Oct 2012
More than 186,000 Victorian employees and employers sought advice from the Fair Work Infoline in the last financial year.
Three-year milestone for Fair Work Ombudsman
29 Oct 2012
Almost 70,000 visitors a week sought free educational information and advice from the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website in 2011-12.
$34,000 back-pay for Canberra workers
26 Oct 2012
A number of workers in Canberra have been back-paid a total of $34,300 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$58,000 back-pay for Gold Coast workers
25 Oct 2012
A number of workers on Queensland’s Gold Coast have been back-paid a total of $58,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
NSW Central Coast workers back-paid $43,000
24 Oct 2012
Workers on the NSW Central Coast region have been back-paid a total of $43,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court imposes $48,000 penalty over underpayment of Indian student
23 Oct 2012
The operators of a Victorian labour-hire company have been fined a total of $48,000 for underpaying an Indian student.
Casual employee allegedly threatened with sack over request for vehicle allowance
22 Oct 2012
A casual employee who pursued a vehicle allowance when using his own motor vehicle in the performance of his duties was told he “should not expect a good outcome and may be fired for causing trouble,” according to documents filed in the Federal Magistrates Court in Brisbane.
Fair Work agencies collaborate on productivity Memorandum of Understanding
19 Oct 2012
Fair Work Australia, Fair Work Building & Construction and the Fair Work Ombudsman have formalised their commitment to work together on the issue of productivity by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
Operator of Perth child care centre fined over pregnancy discrimination
18 Oct 2012
The operator of a Perth child care centre has been fined $13,200 and ordered to pay $5000 compensation to an employee it pressured into resigning after she became pregnant.
Workers in North West WA back-paid $55,000
16 Oct 2012
Workers in Western Australia’s north-west region have been back-paid a total of $55,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$34,000 penalty for Whyalla company over underpayment of dozens of workers
16 Oct 2012
The former operator of four Whyalla businesses has been fined $34,000 for underpaying dozens of employees following an investigation and legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Salons sign up to workplace audits and training after underpaying apprentice hairdressers
15 Oct 2012
The operators of Melbourne hairdressing salons who admitted underpaying two female apprentices have promised to comply with workplace laws in future and agreed to their businesses being independently audited for the next two years.
Goulburn Valley workers back-paid $67,000
12 Oct 2012
Seven workers in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley have been back-paid a total of $67,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Free information and advice for working parents at Melbourne Expo
12 Oct 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will provide free advice and information to working parents over the next three days as part of the Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Wharf.
Cleaning contractor faces court action over alleged underpayment of foreign workers
11 Oct 2012
Three international students worked for a Melbourne cleaning contractor for several weeks without being paid, the Fair Work Ombudsman alleges.
Specialised food retailers focus of new campaign in NSW and ACT
10 Oct 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 250 specialised food retailers in NSW and ACT over the next five months as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
Court action over restaurant’s response to employee’s request for long service leave
9 Oct 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has initiated its first age discrimination prosecution.
Statement on Glendal Foods
8 Oct 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today expressed concern about serious allegations publicly raised by a number of employees about their working conditions at a Brunswick food manufacturing site in suburban Melbourne.
Fair Work inspectors to make educational visits to employers in Sydney CBD
8 Oct 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make educational visits to dozens of businesses in Sydney’s CBD over the next two weeks.
Geelong workers back-paid $38,000
5 Oct 2012
Three workers in the greater Geelong area have been back-paid a total of $38,800 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Second company director fined over failure to produce employment records
4 Oct 2012
The Federal Magistrates Court has fined a second Perth company director who refused to provide staff employment records to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Sydney cleaners back-paid almost $70,000
2 Oct 2012
Dozens of cleaners at Sydney’s Westfield shopping complex have been reimbursed tens of thousands of dollars after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
Operator of pizza outlet fined $30,000 for underpaying young, vulnerable staff
1 Oct 2012
A company which bought a country pizza franchise and paid some staff a flat hourly rate almost 50 per cent below the minimum legal wage has been fined $30,000 and ordered to back-pay more than $38,000 still owing to 13 employees.

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