January 2014

Perth truck drivers back-paid $93,000
30 Jan 2014
Twelve truck drivers at a Perth transport business have been back-paid a total of $93,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Results of inquiries into horse racing industry
28 Jan 2014
Horse trainers should double-check the wage rates for their strappers and stable hands, a report released today by the Fair Work Ombudsman suggests.
Breadtop to audit employee pay packets
23 Jan 2014
Australian-based bakery franchise Breadtop is the latest major employer to join with the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure the pay packets of its 800-strong national workforce are accurate.
Chinese workers allegedly underpaid hundreds of thousands of dollars
21 Jan 2014
A Chinese cook at a take-away noodle bar at Dubbo in regional NSW was underpaid almost $200,000 in less than three years, the Fair Work Ombudsman has alleged.
It's time to bring dads into the conversation
21 Jan 2014
In a modern workplace, we should be striving for a culture where women are not concerned that having children will harm their career prospects. We have not achieved this yet.
300 retailers earmarked for scrutiny
16 Jan 2014
Random auditing of up to 300 retail shops across three states is underway as part of the latest Fair Work Ombudsman pro-active education and compliance campaign.
Café signs Enforceable Undertaking after underpayment discovered
15 Jan 2014
A café at Goondiwindi in Queensland’s Darling Downs region underpaid a casual employee almost $50,000 over a five-year period, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.
Audits of Hunter Valley vineyards this week
13 Jan 2014
Inspectors from the Fair Work Ombudsman will visit up to 20 vineyards in the Hunter Valley this week to check employers are paying grape pickers correctly.
Northern Queensland worker back-paid $52,000
9 Jan 2014
An underpaid truck driver in Northern Queensland has been back-paid $52,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
National audits of fast food outlets commence
7 Jan 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman will commence audits of about 600 fast food outlets across the country this month as part of a national campaign.
Workers across regional NSW back-paid $63,000
6 Jan 2014
Underpaid workers throughout regional New South Wales have been back-paid $63,100 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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