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Legal action after 71yo worker allegedly underpaid at Queensland fast food outlet
15 Dec 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the former operator of a fast food outlet in northern Queensland for the alleged underpayment of a 71-year-old employee.
Rogue operator penalised for exploiting overseas backpackers on NT mango farms
14 Dec 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $25,412 penalty in Court against a rogue operator who exploited overseas workers on mango farms near Darwin.
Political party leader who short-changed workers criticised for “arrogant” attitude
13 Dec 2017
A political party leader who promised to pay workers $30 an hour to hand out how-to-vote cards but paid them nothing has been penalised in Court and criticised by a Judge for his “arrogant” attitude and lack of remorse.

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