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Over $1.2 million recovered for food and retail workers
4 Sep 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman recovered $1,212,727 in unpaid wages for 1351 workers in the fast food, restaurant, café and retail sectors prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunwater signs Enforceable Undertaking
28 Aug 2020
Queensland water service provider Sunwater is back-paying employees more than $2 million and has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Horticulture sector update
27 Aug 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has continued to monitor workplace compliance in the horticulture industry with inspectors assessing over 260 businesses.

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