August 2013

Workers at Victorian general store allegedly underpaid $19,000
29 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the former operator of a general store in regional Victoria, alleging two workers were underpaid more than $19,000.
$116,000 back-paid to building apprentices in Tasmania
28 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $116,000 for underpaid apprentices in Tasmania as part of a campaign focussing on the state’s residential building industry.
$35,000 back-paid to workers in Sydney’s South and South-West
27 Aug 2013
Underpaid workers in Sydney’s South and South-West have been back-paid $35,100 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Gold Coast companies face Court over alleged sham contracting, underpayments
26 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the operators of two Gold Coast travel businesses, alleging they were involved in sham contracting activity and underpaying six workers more than $25,000.
Snowfields targeted by Fair Work Ombudsman
22 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman is targeting the Victorian and NSW snowfields next week as part of a new campaign to ensure employees are receiving their correct wages.
Fair Work Ombudsman to visit Ayr, Bowen and Cannonvale next week
21 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Ayr, Bowen and Cannonvale, in Queensland, next week to help employers and workers learn more about their workplace rights and obligations.
1500 cafes, restaurants and caterers across Australia facing workplace audits
20 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman is auditing up to 1500 cafes, restaurants and catering businesses across Australia as part of a national education and compliance campaign.
Illawarra company fined over sham contracting
19 Aug 2013
An Illawarra company that hired four workers as independent contractors instead of employees has been hit with a $161,700 fine in the Federal Circuit Court.
NSW restaurant operators face Court over alleged failure to rectify underpayments
15 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman is taking legal action against the operators of a NSW Central Coast restaurant for allegedly failing to comply with a demand to back-pay nine underpaid employees.
$39k back-paid to WA video store workers
14 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $39,000 for workers at video stores in Western Australia.
$24,000 back-pay for Wagga workers
13 Aug 2013
Underpaid workers in Wagga have been back-paid a total of $24,700 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman focus on Caboolture strawberry farms
13 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman is monitoring strawberry farms around Caboolture after receiving a number of complaints about underpayments to foreign workers.
$66k back-paid to hair and beauty workers in Victoria
12 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $66,000 for workers in Victoria as part of a national campaign focusing on hair and beauty salons.
$18k back-paid to hair and beauty workers in NT
12 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $18,000 for workers in the Northern Territory as part of a national campaign focusing on hair and beauty salons.
$65k back-paid to hair and beauty workers in Queensland
12 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $65,000 for workers in Queensland as part of a national campaign focusing on hair and beauty salons.
$94k back-paid to hair and beauty workers in SA
12 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $94,000 for workers in South Australia as part of a national campaign focusing on hair and beauty salons.
$27k back-paid to WA hair and beauty workers
12 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $27,000 for workers in Western Australia as part of a national campaign focusing on hair and beauty salons.
Tasmanian hair and beauty workers back-paid
12 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $5,000 for workers in Tasmania as part of a national campaign focusing on the hair and beauty industry.
Hair and beauty workers back-paid $369k
12 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $369,000 for workers across the country as part of a national campaign focusing on hair and beauty salons.
ACT hair and beauty workers back-paid
12 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $6,000 for workers in the Australian Capital Territory as part of a national campaign focusing on hair and beauty salons.
$86k back-paid to NSW hair and beauty workers
12 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $86,000 for workers in New South Wales as part of a national campaign focusing on hair and beauty salons.
Bendigo restaurant facing Court over alleged failure to rectify underpayments
7 Aug 2013
A Bendigo restaurant’s alleged failure to comply with a Fair Work Ombudsman demand to back-pay a waitress more than $5,000 has landed the restaurant operator in court.
Fair Work Ombudsman in Rockhampton next week
7 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Rockhampton next week to help Indigenous job seekers and school leavers learn more about their workplace rights and responsibilities.
Fair Work Ombudsman in Townsville next week
6 Aug 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Townsville next week to help employers and workers learn more about their workplace rights and responsibilities.
Workers across regional WA back-paid $156,000
5 Aug 2013
Underpaid workers throughout regional Western Australia have been back-paid a total of $156,900 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Tasmanian restaurant’s massive fine for underpaying foreign workers
2 Aug 2013
The operators of four Japanese restaurants in Tasmania and their business have been fined almost $180,000 for underpaying 50 workers, including many young foreign workers.
Vic restaurant facing Court over alleged failure to rectify underpayments
1 Aug 2013
A Lorne restaurant’s alleged failure to comply with a Fair Work Ombudsman demand to back-pay a foreign chef more than $4,000 has landed them in court.

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