July 2013

Workplace practices at Domino’s improved through Proactive Compliance Deed
31 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $588,000 back-pay for underpaid pizza delivery drivers around Australia as part of a collaborative initiative with Australia’s largest pizza chain, Domino’s.
Fair Work Ombudsman in Emerald next week
30 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will be available at three events at Emerald, in Queensland, next week to help employers and workers learn more about their workplace rights and responsibilities.
Record penalties imposed over sham contracting, underpayments
29 Jul 2013
A Judge has fined the operators of a NSW transport business a record $286,704 for displaying “wilful blindness” of workplace laws by engaging in sham contracting activity that resulted in seven employees being underpaid $26,000.
Child Care sector faces workplace scrutiny
25 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman is targeting the child care sector in a national campaign to ensure compliance with workplace laws.
Fair Work Ombudsman in Albany next week
24 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Albany next week to help employers and employees understand their workplace rights and responsibilities.
$30,000 back-pay for Cairns workers
23 Jul 2013
Underpaid workers in Cairns have been back-paid $30,500 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Tips for Having Difficult Conversations in the Workplace
23 Jul 2013
Managers are unlikely to make it through their working lives without needing to have a difficult conversation with an employee.
Bundaberg security officer allegedly underpaid more than $50,000
22 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the owner-operator of a security business in regional Queensland, alleging one of its security officers was underpaid more than $50,000.
Cleaning company steps up as industry leader to support fair workplaces
18 Jul 2013
Ensuring compliance with workplace laws through the procurement chain is the focus of an agreement between the Fair Work Ombudsman and a major cleaning company.
Fair Work Ombudsman in Benalla next week
17 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Benalla next week to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
Fair Work Ombudsman in Townsville next week
17 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Townsville next week to help Indigenous job seekers and school leavers learn more about their workplace rights and responsibilities.
Melbourne media company faces court for allegedly underpaying young workers
17 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against a Melbourne media company for allegedly underpaying two young workers - including one who was allegedly not paid anything during seven months with the company.
$51,000 back-pay for workers in Melbourne’s South-East
16 Jul 2013
Underpaid workers in Melbourne’s South-Eastern suburbs have been back-paid a total of $51,100 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Retail employee in regional Victoria allegedly underpaid almost $30,000
16 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the operators of a retail business in regional Victoria, alleging an employee was underpaid almost $30,000.
$31,000 back-pay for NT service station workers
15 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $31,000 for workers in the Northern Territory as part of a campaign focusing on service stations across Western Australia, South Australia and the NT.
$28,000 back-pay for SA service station workers
15 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $28,000 for workers in South Australia as part of a campaign focusing on service stations across Western Australia, the Northern Territory and SA.
$190k back-pay for WA service station workers
15 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $190,000 for workers in Western Australia as part of a campaign focusing on service stations across South Australia, the Northern Territory and WA.
Coffs Harbour workers back-paid after Fair Work Ombudsman intervention
12 Jul 2013
Ten restaurant and fast food workers in Coffs Harbour, many of whom are foreign workers, have been back-paid a total of $5,600 after recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman on the Sunshine Coast next week
10 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will be available at three Sunshine Coast events next week to help employers and workers learn more about their workplace rights and responsibilities.
Helping make difficult conversations at work easier
8 Jul 2013
Preparation is one of the keys to making difficult conversations in the workplace easier and more constructive, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court action over alleged $70,000 underpayment of medical centre employees
8 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the former owner-operator of medical centres in Perth and Sydney, alleging nine employees at the centres were underpaid a total of more than $70,000.
Fashion retailer fined $11,000 for $5,000 underpayment to manager
7 Jul 2013
A former Melbourne fashion retailer who underpaid one of his store managers has been fined $11,220.
Security company fined for underpayments
4 Jul 2013
A Fair Work Ombudsman legal action has resulted in a security company being fined $66,000 for underpaying 19 employees.
Fair Work Ombudsman recognised as diversity leader
3 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has been declared the joint winner of Inclusive Workplace of the Year at the Australian Human Resources Institute’s Diversity Awards.
Vic transport business operator fined for underpayment to driver
3 Jul 2013
The operator of a transport business in Victoria’s Goldfields has been fined $42,075 after he underpaid a truck driver and then restructured the business in an attempt to avoid back-payment.
Young restaurant workers allegedly underpaid more than $250,000
3 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the owner-operator of two La Porchetta restaurants in the outer south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, alleging 111 mostly teenaged employees were underpaid more than $250,000.
Audits of 1000 cleaning industry businesses nationally commence
2 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced audits of up to 1000 cleaning contractors throughout Australia as part of a national campaign.
Foreign cook in Perth allegedly underpaid, then sacked by text message for calling in sick
1 Jul 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the operators of a Perth restaurant, alleging a foreign chef was paid nothing for almost four months’ work and then sacked by text message for calling in sick.
Qld real estate agency fined for underpayment
1 Jul 2013
The operators of a Queensland real estate agency have been fined a total of $27,720 for paying a salesman just $100 for five months work.

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