August 2015

7-Eleven operator faces Court over underpayments
31 Aug 2015
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against a 7-Eleven retail store in Sydney which allegedly underpaid two migrant employees almost $50,000 and created erroneous records for the workers.
Overseas students cautioned about offering to work long hours for low wages in cash
29 Aug 2015
The Fair Work Ombudsman today cautioned international students against offering to work for cash at rates well below the minimum wage.
New wages tool puts pay advice in your pocket
26 Aug 2015
The Fair Work Ombudsman now has a mobile-friendly pay tool to give employers and employees access to reliable advice on wages and entitlements on-the-go.
Bendigo fast-food worker paid $11 an hour
24 Aug 2015
A fast food shop in Bendigo paid staff as little as $11 an hour because the employer believed it was the ‘going rate’, a Fair Work Ombudsman investigation has found.
Freezing orders imposed against Cairns company, director after non-payment of fines and back-pay
20 Aug 2015
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured freezing orders against Cairns company Trek North Tours and its owner/director Leigh Alan Jorgensen.
Business with “no idea” about minimum pay rates now faces $46,000 unpaid wages bill
19 Aug 2015
The operator of a take-away food outlet in Melbourne who underpaid his staff over $46,000 admitted having no idea about minimum wage rates.
Transport company signs pact after ongoing workplace contraventions identified
18 Aug 2015
An Adelaide transport services company formally cautioned 12 months ago about its workplace practices now faces enforcement action for ongoing breaches of workplace laws.
Computer error left unchecked for eight years results in 25 factory workers being underpaid $45,000
15 Aug 2015
A computer installation error has been blamed for more than two dozen mill workers in Nambucca Heads being short-changed over $45,000 worth of leave entitlements.
Pizza store operator fined for short-changing delivery drivers and sales employee almost $26,000
14 Aug 2015
The former owner-operator of a Sydney pizza outlet has been fined for refusing to reimburse eight employees who were underpaid almost $26,000.
Officers appointed to engage with multicultural communities on workplace rights, obligations
13 Aug 2015
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a program to foster new relationships with international student bodies and multicultural communities.
No Land Tax Party faces legal action
11 Aug 2015
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against No Land Tax Campaign Inc. - better known as the No Land Tax Party - and its leader Peter Jones.
Court penalises MUA over ‘scab’ posters
11 Aug 2015
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and one of its officials have been ordered to pay a total of $215,000 in penalties and compensation after distributing posters labelling as “scabs” workers who refused to take part in a strike at Fremantle Port in Western Australia.
Overseas students, backpacker short-changed
11 Aug 2015
International students and an overseas backpacker on a 417 working holiday visa were paid as little as $15 an hour to work at a restaurant in Perth, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found.
Spotlight on Local Government security tenders
6 Aug 2015
Metropolitan and regional councils across Australia will be randomly audited as part of a Fair Work Ombudsman campaign to ensure local government procurement decisions are not undermining compliance with federal workplace laws.
Sydney Harbour restaurant on notice over workplace practices after ongoing staff underpayments
5 Aug 2015
A high-profile restaurant on Sydney Harbour is on notice over its workplace practices after repeated complaints from its staff about being underpaid.
7-Eleven operator fined over underpayment
4 Aug 2015
The former operator of a 7-Eleven retail store in Queensland has been fined after underpaying an overseas worker more than $21,000 and refusing to co-operate with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$5000 penalty after ignoring $550 on-the-spot fine
3 Aug 2015
The operators of an Adelaide business have been penalised $5000 after refusing to pay a $550 on-the-spot fine issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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