September 2015

Café operators allegedly underpaid staff
30 Sep 2015
The operators of a café and delicatessen in South-West Western Australia have allegedly underpaid their employees more than $20,000.
Vic employers urged to check public holiday rates
28 Sep 2015
Victorian employers are being reminded that Friday will be a public holiday for the first time this year and they should check the pay rates and entitlements that apply.
Restaurant fined for falsifying employment records
25 Sep 2015
The operators of a Gold Coast restaurant have been fined more than $23,000 after falsifying records for workers to make it appear they had worked fewer hours and been paid less than was actually the case.
Thredbo restaurant signs workplace pact after second audit finds ongoing wage issues
24 Sep 2015
A restaurant at Thredbo in the NSW Snowy Mountains has been caught short-changing its staff for the second time in less than a year.
Back-pay for workers in Melbourne’s West
23 Sep 2015
A number of workers in Melbourne’s western suburbs have been back-paid almost $55,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
$20,000 back-pay for Hobart cafe employees
22 Sep 2015
Four workers at a café in Hobart have been back-paid almost $20,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Court imposes penalties after on-the-spot fine ignored
18 Sep 2015
The operators of an Adelaide business have been fined a total of $6460 after failing to pay an $850 on-the-spot fine for not issuing pay-slips to two overseas workers.
$22,000 ‘cheque in mail’ for Taiwanese backpacker
15 Sep 2015
A Taiwanese backpacker who complained about being underpaid on her last day in Australia has received a cheque in the mail for $22,646.
457 visa holder back-paid almost $10,000
14 Sep 2015
A manager at a Daintree Rainforest tourism outlet has been reimbursed almost $10,000, following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Café allegedly underpaid 457 visa-holder $22,000
11 Sep 2015
The former owner-operator of a Sydney café will face the Federal Circuit Court after allegedly underpaying a 457 visa-holder employed as a pastry chef more than $22,000.
Spot checks for 125 Adelaide businesses
10 Sep 2015
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 125 businesses in Adelaide’s CBD and North Adelaide over the next three months as part of a new campaign.
Spot checks for 250 Dandenong businesses
9 Sep 2015
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 250 businesses in Melbourne’s Dandenong region as part of a new campaign.
Spot checks for 150 Perth businesses
8 Sep 2015
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 150 businesses across Perth’s southern suburbs as part of a new campaign.
Café operator fined over record-keeping failures
3 Sep 2015
The former operator of an Alice Springs café has been fined for record-keeping failures discovered during a Fair Work Ombudsman campaign.
Sri Lankan visa-holders allegedly paid just $8 an hour
2 Sep 2015
A Sydney manufacturing company and one of its directors will face Court after allegedly paying a Sri Lankan couple as little as $8 an hour.
7-Eleven franchisee admits doctoring records and underpaying workers to cut operating costs
1 Sep 2015
A 7-Eleven store in Melbourne has admitted deliberately short-changing its staff by tens of thousands of dollars and doctoring its employment records to cut costs.

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