May 2014

Warning for Local Government on the dangers of lowest-cost security contracts
30 May 2014
Local councils are being urged to check that they are not inadvertently to blame for workers being underpaid when they sign low-cost contracts.
For the record, good records are essential
27 May 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a reminder to businesses of the importance of maintaining proper employment records.
Fair Work inspectors to visit apple and pear orchards across NSW, Victoria and Western Australia
23 May 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman will make site visits to dozens of apple and pear orchards across three States over the next few weeks as part of its ongoing focus on seasonal workers.
Hoteliers sign up to new workplace pact
20 May 2014
Thousands of hotels, resorts, taverns, wine bars, liquor retailers, casinos and other hospitality businesses are joining forces with the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with federal workplace laws.
Company fined after threatening to sack worker who asked for vehicle allowance
18 May 2014
More than $13,000 in fines and compensation orders have been imposed after a casual employee was threatened with the sack for pursuing a vehicle allowance when using his own motor vehicle for work duties.
Darwin cleaners focus of new education campaign
15 May 2014
Cleaning businesses in Darwin will come under the spotlight this month as part of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s latest pro-active education and compliance campaign.
Spotlight on retail, hospitality businesses
13 May 2014
Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors are in Alice Springs this week to assist local retailers and hospitality businesses to understand their rights and obligations and ensure they are paying correct wage rates.

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