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Melbourne dental practice faces second legal action after allegedly underpaying another 457 visa holder
18 Jun 2018
The former operators of a Melbourne dental practice are facing fresh allegations of significantly underpaying a 457 visa-holder, in a new Fair Work Ombudsman legal action.
$216,700 in penalties after Pizza Hut franchisee engages in sham contracting
15 Jun 2018
A Pizza Hut franchisee on the Gold Coast has been penalised a total of $216,700 after exploiting an Indian delivery driver under a sham contract and using false records to try to cover it up.
‘Reasonable steps’ to promote compliance essential for franchisors to avoid liability and brand damage, says FWO
14 Jun 2018
With recent laws changes setting clear expectations that franchisors need to consider how to prevent exploitation of workers, the Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a new resource providing practical advice to assist franchisors to promote sustained workplace compliance in their networks.

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