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FWO alleges contempt of court for first time
16 Nov 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has alleged contempt of court by a Northern Queensland business operator by contravening a freezing order that applies to funds in his company’s accounts.
Hobart restaurant operator allegedly underpaid vulnerable international students
15 Nov 2017
The former operator of a Tasmanian restaurant is facing Court for allegedly underpaying vulnerable workers, despite having been put on notice to pay minimum wage rates.
More than $150,000 in penalties for “deliberate” underpayment of café and deli staff
15 Nov 2017
The former operators of a café and a delicatessen in Western Australia’s South-West have been penalised more than $150,000 for deliberately underpaying employees, after eight workers were found to have been short-changed a total of $20,036.

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