September 2012

“Belligerent” company director fined over failure to produce employment records
28 Sep 2012
The Federal Magistrates Court has fined a Perth company director who refused to provide staff employment records to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Statement on Employee Medical Consultations
27 Sep 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is concerned about recent reports surrounding employers attempting to attend medical appointments with employees.
Companies, director fined $78,600 over repeat underpayment of staff
27 Sep 2012
Two companies and their director have been fined a total of $78,600 over the underpayment of two staff at two Melbourne take-away-food outlets.
Accommodation providers, pubs, bars and taverns focus of new national campaign
26 Sep 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is writing to more than 25,000 accommodation providers, pubs, taverns and bars as part of a new national education and compliance campaign.
Journalist allegedly underpaid $90,000 and sacked for complaining
25 Sep 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting a Sydney-based printing and publishing company, alleging it underpaid a journalist more than $90,000 - and threatened, coerced and sacked him after he lodged a complaint.
Limestone Coast tourism campaign results
24 Sep 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of a campaign focussing on tourism businesses in South Australia’s Limestone Coast region.
Workers in South West Vic back-paid $30,000
21 Sep 2012
Three workers in South-West Victoria have been back-paid a total of $30,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Central West NSW workers back-paid $38,000
20 Sep 2012
Workers in NSW’s Central West region have been back-paid a total of $38,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court imposes penalty over underpayment of employee entitlements on termination
20 Sep 2012
A former manager of a Brisbane company has been fined $13,200 over the underpayment of termination entitlements for four employees.
$87,000 back-pay for Sunshine Coast workers
19 Sep 2012
Workers on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland have shared a total of $87,300 in back-pay following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Melbourne business fined for underpaying immigrant employee
18 Sep 2012
The operators of a Melbourne business that underpaid an immigrant employee have been fined a total of $37,620.
Workers in Melbourne’s south and south-east back-paid $262,000
18 Sep 2012
Dozens of workers in Melbourne’s south and south-eastern suburbs have been back-paid a total of $262,500 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Restaurant faces Court action over alleged underpayment of foreign worker
17 Sep 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a prosecution against the operators of a Melbourne restaurant, alleging a foreign worker was underpaid more than $14,000.
Hunter Valley workers back-paid $71,000
14 Sep 2012
More than a dozen workers in the Hunter Valley region of NSW have been back-paid a total of $71,900 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Hair and beauty industry focus of new national education and compliance campaign
13 Sep 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is writing to more than 15,000 employers in the hair and beauty industry as part of a new national education and compliance campaign.
Victorian regional road transport campaign results
12 Sep 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of a road transport campaign conducted throughout regional Victoria.
$66k back-pay for Top End security workers
11 Sep 2012
Dozens of security workers at two businesses in the Northern Territory have shared a total of $66,300 in back-pay following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Outback Queensland workers back-paid $47,000
10 Sep 2012
Workers in Outback Queensland have been back-paid $47,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$45,000 back-pay for Barossa Valley workers
7 Sep 2012
Two cleaners in South Australia’s Barossa Valley have been back-paid a total of $45,200 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Perth child care centre faces court over alleged pregnancy discrimination
6 Sep 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a pregnancy discrimination prosecution against the operator of a Perth child care centre.
Almost $60k back-pay for Moreton Bay workers
5 Sep 2012
Seven workers in the Moreton Bay region of Queensland have been back-paid a total of $58,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Security incident at Sydney office
4 Sep 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is reviewing its security following an incident at its Sydney office at 255 Elizabeth Street this morning.
Court action over alleged underpayment of school canteen workers
4 Sep 2012
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting the former operator of a Melbourne school canteen for allegedly underpaying four employees more than $13,000.
Perth workers back-paid $106,000
3 Sep 2012
Workers in Perth’s CBD and surrounding suburbs have been back-paid a total of $106,200 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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