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Contract carpentry business faces court
8 May 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in Brisbane’s Federal Circuit Court against Queensland-based contract carpentry business Althaus Homes Pty Ltd, and its sole director, Mr Ronald Alexander Althaus.
Court penalises Darwin restaurant operators
30 Apr 2020
The operators of the Darwin restaurant, Bar.B.Q Tonight NT, have been penalised $26,460 by the Federal Circuit Court for failing to comply with a Compliance Notice issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Over $170,000 penalties for apprentice underpayments
27 Apr 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $177,174 against a Queensland construction company and its director after two young carpentry apprentices were underpaid $32,347.

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