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Record WA penalties of more than $500,000 for systematic exploitation of overseas workers
5 Dec 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $510,840 in penalties against rogue cleaning operators in Perth, with a Judge slamming them for their “deliberate”, “repeated” and “systematic” exploitation of vulnerable overseas workers.
Melbourne CBD outlets facing court for allegedly exploiting overseas workers
28 Nov 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of a café and a retail outlet in the Melbourne CBD for allegedly paying three overseas workers as little as $11 an hour, resulting in almost $45,000 in underpayments.
Albury-Wodonga businesses undergo check from workplace regulator
23 Nov 2017
Businesses across Albury-Wodonga are being audited by the workplace regulator with the Fair Work Ombudsman this week making unannounced visits to approximately 60 establishments in the region.

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