April 2016

Katoomba workers underpaid more than $12,000
29 Apr 2016
Two workers in Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains in NSW, have shared thousands of dollars back-pay following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Fair Work Ombudsman wins prestigious international award for online design
28 Apr 2016
The Fair Work Ombudsman has become the only Australian organisation to receive one of the world’s most prestigious online design honours in the legal field.
Employer sidelines worker’s $19,000 nest egg
27 Apr 2016
A Melbourne truck driver who personally handed over $100 a fortnight for seven years to be salary-sacrificed into his superannuation fund was left facing retirement without his additional nest egg contributions.
Western Sydney sales manager underpaid $31,000
26 Apr 2016
A wholesale business in Western Sydney is back-paying a sales manager more than $31,000 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Sydney restaurant workers back-paid almost $65,000
22 Apr 2016
A Canley Heights restaurant has had to back-pay 11 employees almost $65,000 after the Fair Work Ombudsman found the workers were being short-changed.
Back-pay for workers in Melbourne’s south-east
21 Apr 2016
Failure to pass on annual wage increases has left a Dandenong manufacturing company with an unpaid wages bill of $25,800.
Enforcement of RSRO 2016
15 Apr 2016
The Fair Work Ombudsman has noted concerns this week about small businesses, owner-drivers and families being exposed to legal action as a result of contraventions of the new Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016.
Spot checks for 30 Alice and Barkly employers
15 Apr 2016
The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit 30 businesses in Alice Springs and the Barkly Region of the Northern Territory as part of a new campaign.
Help is at hand for the Kimberley
13 Apr 2016
No matter where you are, we can help. That’s the message Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Lynda McAlary-Smith has brought to the Kimberley today.
Help is at hand for the Top End
12 Apr 2016
No matter where you are, we can help. That’s the message Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Lynda McAlary-Smith has brought to Darwin and the Northern Territory today.
Boardrooms “on notice” to pay attention to their labour supply chains
11 Apr 2016
By Natalie James, Fair Work Ombudsman. First published by Fairfax on Saturday April 9.
$5100 penalty over failure to pay compensation
11 Apr 2016
The former operator of a Melbourne hair and beauty business has been penalised $5100 for ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to compensate an employee who had been unfairly dismissed.
Statement on 7-Eleven
9 Apr 2016
The Fair Work Ombudsman today released a Report on the findings of its Inquiry into the 7-Eleven franchise network.
Statement on RSRO 2016
8 Apr 2016
Following yesterday afternoon’s Full Federal Court decision, the Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016 has commenced operation.
Another 7-Eleven store faces Court action
7 Apr 2016
Another 7-Eleven store in Brisbane is facing Court for allegedly short-changing its workers, including international students, thousands of dollars.
$200,000 penalties and compensation after exploitation of Indian workers in Melbourne
5 Apr 2016
A Melbourne businessman and his companies have been ordered to pay more than $200,000 in penalties and compensation after trying to use the “corporate veil” to avoid accountability for exploiting two Indian workers.
Union faces Court for allegedly threatening and coercing workers who refused to strike
1 Apr 2016
The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) and one of its officials are facing Court after allegedly threatening and coercing two union members after they refused to take part in a strike.
Back-pay for Canberra workers
1 Apr 2016
Dozens of workers in Canberra have been underpaid more than $22,000, recent investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed.

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