September 2014

Company, director fined almost $50,000 for ignoring unfair dismissal compensation Order
30 Sep 2014
A Melbourne company and its director have been fined almost $50,000 for ignoring a Fair Work Commission Order to pay $2200 compensation to a young employee who had been unfairly dismissed.
Child-care operator fined over underpayments
24 Sep 2014
The owner-operator of a Melbourne child-care business has been fined $19,980 after showing no remorse over the underpayment of five employees.
Online workplace education courses win “gold”
22 Sep 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s Online Learning Centre - which has attracted more than 17,000 users since it was launched last year - has been recognised for its use of educational videos.
Radio presenters were employees - not volunteers - and must be back-paid $60,000
19 Sep 2014
A Melbourne radio station which paid two of its staff just $20 for each program they produced and presented must now back-pay the pair more than $60,000 in outstanding wages and entitlements.
Restaurant underpaid South Korean backpacker
18 Sep 2014
A 24-year-old South Korean backpacker working in a Brisbane restaurant was underpaid more than $2200 in just seven weeks, an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.
Meat workers to get $43,000 back-pay after investigation into stand-downs
17 Sep 2014
Six workers at a meat processing plant at Casino, in regional NSW, have been reimbursed almost $43,000 after they were wrongly stood down for two months on annual leave and leave without pay.
Spot audits for Darwin massage, nail salons
17 Sep 2014
Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors are this week doorknocking therapeutic massage centres and nail salons in Darwin to ensure employees are receiving their correct wages and entitlements.
Domino’s renews partnership with FWO
16 Sep 2014
Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd has signed up to a second Proactive Compliance Deed (PCD) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$20,000 back-pay for Brunswick employees
15 Sep 2014
Seventeen employees of a Melbourne company have been back-paid almost $20,000 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Educational visits planned for Taree and Muswellbrook
12 Sep 2014
Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors will visit Taree and Muswellbrook, in regional NSW, to offer free workplace advice to local employers and employees.
Hobart staff share $80,000 back-pay
11 Sep 2014
Dozens of employees of a Hobart company have been back-paid almost $80,000 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Company, director face court for allegedly underpaying teenage apprentice almost $6500
10 Sep 2014
The former operator of a Sydney hair and beauty business breached workplace laws by failing to back-pay a teenage apprentice hairdresser almost $6500, the Fair Work Ombudsman alleges.
Marine services company faces court for allegedly underpaying overseas worker
9 Sep 2014
An Australian marine services company is facing legal action for allegedly underpaying a Jamaican national more than $44,000 in just 10 months.
Retail Zoo Group in new partnership
8 Sep 2014
The Retail Zoo Group is the latest major franchisor to sign up to a Pro-active Compliance Deed (PCD) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Extra guidance for employers, employees on small claims court processes
5 Sep 2014
A Small Claims Guide is the latest educational resource now available from the Fair Work Ombudsman to assist both employers and employees.
Businessman to face Court over claims young child-care workers paid as little as $2.15 an hour
4 Sep 2014
A Sydney businessman is to face court over allegations he paid some workers at his former child-care centre less than $4 an hour.
Court action over $16,000 underpayment of young migrant travel consultant
3 Sep 2014
A Melbourne travel services company which paid a young migrant consultant as little as $9 an hour and told her she was a contractor will face court following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Interim freeze order secured against company which allegedly underpaid workers $300,000
2 Sep 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken the rare step of securing an interim Court Order freezing company assets after commencing legal proceedings against a cleaning company for allegedly underpaying employees more than $300,000.
Court ruling sought on underpayments
1 Sep 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken the unprecedented step of seeking an injunction restraining a NSW businessman from underpaying his employees.

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