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Minimum wage increase starts today
1 Jul 2021
The FWO is reminding employers that the national minimum wage has increased today to $20.33 per hour (up from $19.84) or $772.60 per week (up from $753.80).
Chinese restaurant in Melbourne penalised
29 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $309,750 in penalties in court in response to a migrant employee being underpaid at a Melbourne Chinese restaurant.
Former Hobart restaurant and hotel operator faces court
25 Jun 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the director of company that formerly operated a restaurant and hotel in Hobart.

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