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Hair and beauty salon commits to change after underpaying overseas workers more than $25,000
6 Jul 2018
A Sydney hair and beauty salon operator has back-paid seven workers more than $25,000 and will overhaul its workplace practices, under the terms of an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Perth labour supply business faces Court for alleged building site underpayments
4 Jul 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a labour supply company in Perth, alleging it misclassified young labourers as independent contractors, when they were in fact employees, and underpaid them thousands of dollars.
$900k in underpayments, discrimination & coercion alleged in new action against massage parlour
29 Jun 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced civil legal proceedings against the former operators of a Canberra massage parlour, alleging they exploited seven Filipino workers, underpaying them a total of more than $900,000 and threatening to have their families in the Philippines killed if they complained to the department responsible for immigration.

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