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New minimum wage takes effect from Sunday
28 Jun 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling on businesses to check the new minimum pay rates that apply ahead of a new national minimum wage coming into effect from the first pay period on or after Sunday, 1 July 2018.
Almost $100k in penalties after Caltex franchisee falsified wage records
28 Jun 2018
Penalties of almost $100,000 against a former Caltex franchisee in Sydney for falsifying wage records send a message that serious consequences apply when fabricated records frustrate investigations, according to Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James.
Fair Work Ombudsman to work with local councils to improve management of security supply chains
25 Jun 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has today released the findings of its Inquiry into the procurement of security services by local government, highlighting an opportunity for councils to work with the regulator to improve supply chain governance efforts.

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