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Labour hire business to face court for alleged unlawful unpaid work experience
22 Jan 2018
A Brisbane labour hire business will face court for allegedly underpaying 10 employees more than $14,000 through an unlawful unpaid work experience program.
Truckies get $374,000 back-pay
17 Jan 2018
Ten truck drivers who worked for an Adelaide transport company have been back-paid a total of $374,000 following successful legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Chocolate café manager penalised $27,000 for exploiting overseas workers
16 Jan 2018
The former manager of an Oliver Brown chocolate café outlet on the Gold Coast who was ‘seeing what he could get away with’ when he exploited overseas workers has been penalised $27,200.

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