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Operators of Barry Cafe face court
26 Sep 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the company that operates ‘Barry Café’, in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote, and two of its directors, alleging they underpaid 73 workers more than $180,000.
Sunglass Hut to back-pay 620 workers
24 Sep 2019
Sunglass Hut will back-pay $2.3 million to employees after breaching Australia’s workplace laws and underpaying 620 staff at stores across the country.
Penalties for Filipino ‘two-for-one’ wage deal
24 Sep 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $280,000 in penalties in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of two motels in NSW and Victoria for breaches of workplace laws including underpaying two Filipino workers a total of more than $134,000.

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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