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Chatime franchisor faces court
18 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the Australian franchisor of the Chatime bubble tea chain and its managing director, alleging employees at franchisor-operated Chatime outlets in Sydney and Melbourne were underpaid more than $169,000.
WA foster carers back-paid $6 million
13 Dec 2019
Home-care services organisation Lifestyle Solutions Ltd has back-paid foster carers in remote Western Australia more than $6 million after breaching Australia’s workplace laws.
Fremantle restaurant taken to court
12 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court in Perth against the Soma Kitchen restaurant in Fremantle, Western Australia, and its director.

Note: Allegations outlined in the FWO's media releases relating to the commencement of litigation reflect those put forward in our Statement of Claim at the time of filing. Some details may vary over the course of the proceeding. 

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