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200 regional NSW businesses being audited by the Fair Work Ombudsman in New England and North West
24 May 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced audits of more than 200 businesses across the New England and North West regions of NSW, as part of its latest campaign checking businesses’ compliance with workplace laws.
$118,000 in penalties after NSW roadhouse operator “well and truly caught out by FWO”
23 May 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $118,440 in penalties in Court after a NSW roadhouse manager tried to deprive an Indian employee of her Government-funded parental leave pay by falsely claiming he provided the pay to the employee’s husband.
Record penalty against Townsville café operator over failure to pay compensation
16 May 2018
A record penalty has been imposed against the former operator of a café at Townsville in regional Queensland, for ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to compensate an employee who was unfairly dismissed.

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