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Court action after young journalists allegedly underpaid more than $300,000
4 Aug 2017
A company that operates news websites covering regional Queensland is facing the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly underpaying 23 young journalists more than $300,000 over a period of less than 18 months.
Record penalty of $660,000 for fruit market operator after refugee goes without pay for weeks
2 Aug 2017
Record penalties of more than $660,000 have been awarded against the former owner of a Melbourne fruit market and his company which deliberately ignored warnings about required pay rates and did not pay a refugee worker any wages for weeks.
Sushi operator allegedly underpaid vulnerable workers in regional NSW
1 Aug 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of three ‘Tokyo Sushi’ outlets in NSW for allegedly underpaying workers more than $70,000.

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