July 2014

Hunter and Central Coast play centre results
30 Jul 2014
Child play centres in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW need to pay greater attention to their wage rates, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Coffee shop pays compensation to overseas worker sacked for querying wages
29 Jul 2014
The operator of a Kings Cross, Sydney, coffee shop has paid $2000 compensation to a young casual employee who was dismissed after she queried her pay rate.
High marks for Tasmanian employers on pay rates
28 Jul 2014
More than 93 per cent of businesses in western Tasmania are correctly paying their employees, random audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed.
Response to report on enforcement
25 Jul 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman has welcomed the findings of a University of Melbourne research project which examined the Agency’s compliance work.
Child care centre faces legal action over alleged failure to back-pay employees
23 Jul 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against the operators of a child-care centre in the Illawarra region of NSW.
Website popular for workplace info
22 Jul 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman website has attracted more than 650,000 visitors since it was revamped last month.
St Helens employees share $31,000 back-pay after staff report lack of meal breaks
21 Jul 2014
Eleven employees at St Helens, on Tasmania’s east coast, have been back-paid more than $31,000 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Security pact to improve workplace compliance
21 Jul 2014
The Australian security industry will work with the Fair Work Ombudsman to create and maintain fair workplaces and a level playing field for business.
Businessman faces further legal action for allegedly underpaying staff $1.8 million
16 Jul 2014
Sydney man Kia Silverbrook will face additional court proceedings alleging he was involved in underpaying 22 employees more than $1.8 million.
Online courses popular with small business
15 Jul 2014
More than 12,000 users – mostly small business people - have taken a free course at the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Online Learning Centre since it launched a year ago.
Restaurants, cafes and caterers make workplace pact to improve compliance
14 Jul 2014
Thousands of restaurants, cafes and catering businesses are joining forces with the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with federal workplace laws across the hospitality sector.
High marks for CBD employers on pay rates
10 Jul 2014
Ninety-five per cent of businesses in the Melbourne CBD are correctly paying their employees, random audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed.
Court action follows failure to back-pay
9 Jul 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against the former operators of two food retail outlets in Albury, regional NSW.
Darwin horticulture focus of Fair Work inspectors
8 Jul 2014
Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors will visit melon, banana and vegetable growers in the greater Darwin area this month to ensure seasonal workers are being paid their correct wages and entitlements.
Record-keeping, compliance checks underway
7 Jul 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit businesses in Stanley, Smithton, Wynyard and Somerset (Tasmania) this week as part of a national campaign to remind employers of the importance of maintaining proper employment records.

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