June 2013

Employers urged to be ready for new pay rates from 1 July
28 Jun 2013
Employers are reminded they must pass on to workers new pay rates which take effect from Monday, 1 July.
$73,000 in back-pay for Sydney workers
27 Jun 2013
Underpaid workers in Sydney’s CBD and inner suburbs have been back-paid a total of $73,900 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
140,000 back-paid to Queensland hardware store workers
26 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of a campaign focussing on the entitlements of retail workers in Queensland hardware stores.
$52,800 fine for “gross exploitation” of international students
24 Jun 2013
A Melbourne cleaning contractor has been fined $52,800 for the “gross exploitation” of three international students, who were not paid any wages for several weeks of work.
Rockhampton car rental firm in court for allegedly underpaying worker almost $30,000
24 Jun 2013
A Rockhampton car rental firm is to face court for allegedly underpaying a worker almost $30,000 over a five year period.
Free information and advice for working parents at the Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo
20 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will provide free advice and information to working parents as part of the Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, from tomorrow.
Court action over alleged failure to back-pay underpaid Filipino crew
19 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against a Philippines-based company, alleging it failed to comply with a demand to pay Filipino crew according to Australian workplace laws, while in Australian waters.
Fair Work Ombudsman in Cooktown next week
19 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Cooktown next week to help employers and workers learn more about their workplace rights and responsibilities.
$152,000 back-paid to workers in Sydney’s West and South-West
18 Jun 2013
Underpaid workers throughout Sydney’s West and South-West have received a total of $152,500 in back-pay after recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court action over alleged $66,000 underpayment of Mildura worker
17 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against a Mildura business and its Director, alleging a worker was underpaid more than $66,000 over a six year period.
Fair Work Ombudsman in Griffith this week
17 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Griffith this week to help employers and workers learn more about their workplace rights and responsibilities.
Foreign chef in Tasmania allegedly underpaid almost $90,000
16 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the operators of a Tasmanian take-away restaurant, alleging a foreign chef who spoke limited English was underpaid almost $90,000.
Fines imposed over underpayment of Melbourne school canteen workers
14 Jun 2013
The former operators of a Melbourne school canteen have been fined a total of $24,288 for underpaying four employees.
Fair Work Ombudsman helps parents understand their workplace rights
13 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman is encouraging new and expecting parents to check their workplace rights.
$60,000 back-paid to Townsville workers
12 Jun 2013
Underpaid workers at Townsville have been back-paid $60,200 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman targets Melbourne retailers
11 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will be checking the staff and wages records of independent retailers in Melbourne and inner suburbs this month, as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
Perth retail outlet underpaid vulnerable, young employee and sacked him for complaining
10 Jun 2013
A Perth retailer breached workplace laws when it underpaid a vulnerable, young employee and then dismissed him when he complained, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.
Appeal decision in Tasmanian resort case
7 Jun 2013
The Full Court of the Federal Court has upheld some parts of an appeal against a Federal Court judgment relating to legal proceedings previously brought by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Three employees at NSW transport company allegedly underpaid almost $250,000
6 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the operators of a NSW transport company, alleging three employees at Dubbo and Orange were underpaid a total of almost $250,000.
ACT restaurant staff repaid $280,000 after Fair Work Ombudsman intervention
5 Jun 2013
More than a quarter-of-a-million dollars has been repaid to workers in Canberra restaurants after an audit campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Illawarra workers share in $23,000 back-pay
4 Jun 2013
Workers in the NSW Illawarra region have been back-paid a total of $23,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Albury takeaway business to face court for allegedly underpaying staff more than $60,000
3 Jun 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against an Albury fish and chip shop, alleging it underpaid three staff more than $60,000.

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