September 2013

Melbourne hairdressers facing court over underpayments to young worker
30 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the owner-operators of a Melbourne hairdressing salon, alleging they underpaid a young, apprentice hairdresser more than $8,000.
Victorian child care centres to be audited in October
26 Sep 2013
Up to 60 Victorian child care centres will be included in a national campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with workplace laws, particularly around wages and record-keeping.
WA child care centres to be audited in October
26 Sep 2013
Up to 30 West Australian child care centres will be included in a national campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with workplace laws, particularly around wages and record-keeping.
NT child care centres to be audited in October
26 Sep 2013
Up to a dozen Northern Territory child care centres will be included in a national campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with workplace laws, particularly around wages and record-keeping.
ACT child care centres to be audited in October
26 Sep 2013
Up to 35 Australian Capital Territory child care centres will be included in a national campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with workplace laws, particularly around wages and record-keeping.
QLD child care centres to be audited in October
26 Sep 2013
Up to 100 Queensland child care centres will be included in a national campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with workplace laws, particularly around wages and record-keeping.
SA child care centres to be audited in October
26 Sep 2013
Up to 30 South Australian child care centres will be included in a national campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with workplace laws, particularly around wages and record-keeping.
Tasmanian child care centres to be audited in October
26 Sep 2013
Up to 15 Tasmanian child care centres will be included in a national campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with workplace laws, particularly around wages and record-keeping.
NSW child care centres to be audited in October
26 Sep 2013
Up to 100 New South Wales child care centres will be included in a national campaign by the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with workplace laws, particularly around wages and record-keeping.
$97,000 back-paid to workers throughout Queensland
25 Sep 2013
Underpaid workers throughout Queensland have been back-paid a total of $97,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Rocky car hire company fined for underpaying worker
25 Sep 2013
A Rockhampton car rental firm and its sole director have been fined a total of $92,664 for underpaying a worker over a five year period.
$81,000 fine for underpaying workers $360,000
24 Sep 2013
Fines totalling $81,500 have been imposed against a Sydney mailing house business and a Director for underpaying 21 workers almost $360,000.
Compensation for Melbourne manager over post-maternity leave treatment
24 Sep 2013
A national childcare and education company will pay $16,000 compensation to a former manager of one its Melbourne centres after contravening workplace laws by failing to return the employee to her position after maternity leave.
Fair Work Ombudsman to audit Victorian bakeries
23 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman is targeting Victorian bakeries in its latest campaign to ensure workers are being paid correctly.
Court action over alleged $56,000 underpayment of young Melbourne retail worker
19 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the owner-operators of a Melbourne industrial clothing business, alleging they underpaid a young employee more than $50,000.
$42k back-paid to construction workers in SA
18 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $42,000 in back-pay for residential construction workers in South Australia’s land development and site preparation sector.
$86,000 back-paid to Sydney CBD workers
17 Sep 2013
Underpaid workers in Sydney’s CBD have been back-paid a total of $86,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court action over alleged underpayment of foreign workers in Melbourne
16 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the owner-operators of a Melbourne marketing and distribution business, alleging 12 employees - including young and foreign workers - were underpaid more than $35,000.
Fair Work Ombudsman focuses on WA employers with enterprise agreements
13 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman is auditing up to 30 employers throughout Western Australia as part of a campaign focusing on businesses that employ staff under enterprise agreements.
Money back-paid to Adelaide medical workers
12 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered more than $7,000 in back-pay for underpaid employees at dental, orthodontic and medical rooms in South Australia.
Fair Work Ombudsman focuses on Central Coast shopping centres
11 Sep 2013
Inspectors from the Fair Work Ombudsman will visit two shopping centres on the NSW Central Coast next week to educate employers about workplace laws, ahead of an auditing campaign next month.
$85,000 back-paid to inner Melbourne workers
11 Sep 2013
Underpaid workers in Melbourne’s CBD and inner suburbs have been back-paid a total of $85,400 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$21,000 back-paid to Bathurst and Orange workers
10 Sep 2013
Three foreign cooks working at restaurants in Orange and Bathurst have been back-paid a total of $21,300, following recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman to visit Mount Isa next week
10 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit Mount Isa, in Queensland, next week to help employers and workers learn more about their workplace rights and responsibilities.
Record penalties for deliberate underpayment of foreign cleaners in Perth
7 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a record $343,860 in penalties against a Perth cleaning company and its manager for deliberately underpaying six cleaners, including five foreign workers.
Harvest workers repaid $7,500 after Fair Work Ombudsman intervention
5 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $7,500 for 100 mostly foreign workers from three strawberry farms near Caboolture.
Court action over alleged $76,000 underpayment of workers at Melbourne migration agency
5 Sep 2013
The operator of a Melbourne migration agency which allegedly underpaid five young, immigrant workers more than $76,000 is to face legal action in the Federal Circuit Court.
Workers in the Hunter region back-paid $22,000
4 Sep 2013
Two underpaid workers in the Hunter region of NSW have been back-paid a total of $22,800 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman returns to Caboolture Strawberry Farms
2 Sep 2013
The Fair Work Ombudsman is returning to Caboolture Strawberry Farms this week to ensure businesses are meeting their workplace obligations and is encouraging employees with concerns to come forward.
Chinese company fined for breaching Australian workplace law
1 Sep 2013
A Chinese company involved in dismantling heavy equipment at the former Mitsubishi site in Adelaide has been fined almost $15,000 by the Federal Circuit Court for breaching Australian workplace law.

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