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Fair Work Ombudsman targets businesses in Melbourne’s inner eastern suburbs
20 Nov 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s latest proactive compliance and education campaign is targeting at least 200 businesses in Melbourne’s inner east.
FWO secures first accessorial liability penalties against an accounting firm
18 Nov 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has for the first time used accessorial liability laws to obtain penalties against a professional services firm for knowingly helping one of its clients exploit a vulnerable worker.
HR manager among those penalised almost $400,000 for “systematic” exploitation at restaurant
17 Nov 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured almost $400,000 in penalties against a company and three individuals – including an HR manager – for systematically exploiting overseas workers at a Chinese restaurant in NSW and fabricating records to try to cover it up.

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