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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.
$50,000 back-paid to workers in Melbourne’s south east
12 Jan 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman recently assisted workers at four businesses in suburbs south east of Melbourne to recover almost $50,000 in unpaid wages and entitlements.
Judge imposes $85,000 penalty as “sharp lesson” for repeat-offender childcare operator
9 Jan 2018
A Judge has penalised a repeat-offender Melbourne childcare operator $85,000 for her latest staff underpayments, saying she required a “sharp lesson” to make her appreciate her legal obligations.

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