May 2013

$18,000 in back-pay for workers along the Murray River
30 May 2013
Eighteen workers in the Murray River region in Victoria and New South Wales have been back-paid $18,136 after Fair Work Inspectors audited businesses in the area earlier this year.
Court action over alleged underpayment of Gold Coast restaurant employees
30 May 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the operators of a Gold Coast restaurant, alleging nine employees were underpaid a total of almost $20,000.
Fair Work Ombudsman in Geraldton next week
29 May 2013
Inspectors from the Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Geraldton next week to help employers and workers understand their workplace rights and responsibilities.
Compliance boosted in Queensland real estate industry
28 May 2013
More than 80 per cent of employers in Queensland’s real estate industry are now complying with workplace laws by lodging staff pay agreements, a Fair Work Ombudsman follow-up campaign has found.
South Australian workers back-paid $164,000
27 May 2013
Underpaid workers throughout South Australia have been back-paid a total of $164,900 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Riverland workers back-paid after Fair Work Ombudsman intervention
24 May 2013
Thirty five fruit pickers in the Riverland have been back-paid $8,000 after a recent visit to the area found that some workers were being underpaid.
Foreign workers at Melbourne service station allegedly underpaid $111,000
23 May 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the operators of a Melbourne suburban service station, alleging two employees, both recent immigrants, were underpaid more than $111,000.
$228,000 back-pay for workers in Brisbane and South-East Queensland
22 May 2013
Workers throughout Brisbane and South-East Queensland have been back-paid a total of $228,900 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court action over alleged $49,000 underpayment of employees in Adelaide and Sydney
21 May 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the former operator of an environmental control products company, alleging eight employees in Sydney and Adelaide were underpaid a total of $49,000.
Central Victorian security company facing court for allegedly underpaying staff
20 May 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a Central Victorian security company, alleging it underpaid four former employees almost $90,000.
Free information and advice for working parents at the Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo
17 May 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will provide free advice and information to working parents over three days next week as part of the Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo at the Sydney Showground Exhibition Centre, Sydney Olympic Park.
Workplace audit campaign in Queenstown
16 May 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit 120 businesses in and around Queenstown, in western Tasmania next month, as part of an education and compliance campaign.
Coffs Harbour restaurant and fast food employers targeted for underpayments
15 May 2013
10 restaurants and fast food outlets at Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas, including Sawtell, are facing investigation for underpayment of wages to staff, after recent spot-audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$50,000 back-paid to workers in Melbourne’s North and North-West
14 May 2013
Underpaid workers in Melbourne’s North and North-West have been back-paid a total of $50,900 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$41,000 in back-pay for Murray River workers
13 May 2013
Workers in the NSW Murray River region have been back-paid a total of $41,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Back-pay secured for estate of deceased Brisbane worker
10 May 2013
A Fair Work Ombudsman litigation has led to the recovery of $19,000 in wages for the estate of an underpaid Brisbane worker who passed away three years ago, as well as $53,460 in fines against the operators of the business she worked for.
Pizza shop operator fined $15,000 for underpaying employees
10 May 2013
The former operator of a Gold Coast pizza shop has been fined $15,180 for underpaying 27 employees.
Victorian hair-and-beauty salons back-pay employees $134,000
9 May 2013
More than 170 staff in hairdressing and beauty salons across Victoria have been repaid more than $134,000 in wages, as a result of an audit of the industry by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Workers in Melbourne’s West back-paid $47,000
7 May 2013
Workers in Melbourne’s West have been back-paid a total of $47,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$50,000 back-pay for workers in Queensland’s clothing manufacturing industry
6 May 2013
More than 80 workers have been back-paid a total of $50,500 after the Fair Work Ombudsman audited 171 clothing manufacturers across Queensland.
Change to complaint handling process to improve co-operative resolutions
2 May 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman is improving its complaint resolution processes to get complaints resolved sooner.
$37,000 back-pay for workers in Melbourne’s East and South-East
1 May 2013
Workers in Melbourne’s East and South-East have been back-paid a total of $37,100 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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