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Melbourne entertainment hot spots targeted in Fair Work blitz
24 Aug 2017
More than 50 restaurants, bars and cafes in some of Melbourne’s most popular entertainment precincts have received surprise visits from the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Franchisee from popular Perth restaurant chain faces Court
24 Aug 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced another legal action relating to a franchisee of the Han’s Café chain in Perth, alleging staff at an outlet in the city’s south-east were underpaid more than $67,000.
Gold Coast workers back-paid $50,000
23 Aug 2017
Three workers in Queensland’s Gold Coast region have been back-paid more than $50,000 in owed wages and entitlements after seeking assistance from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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