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Gippsland workers back-paid more than $21,000
8 Nov 2017
Twenty one workers across Victoria’s Gippsland region have been back-paid more than $21,000 in wages and entitlements after intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Multi-tasking backpacker back-paid more than $18,800
6 Nov 2017
A backpacker who worked as a restaurant manager, chef, waiter and bookkeeper at a restaurant in Hobart has been back-paid $18,812 in outstanding wages and entitlements.
Global SIM card provider back in Court after alleged failure to get message
3 Nov 2017
The Australian arm of a global mobile SIM card provider that was penalised $59,400 for exploiting migrant workers is again facing legal action after the alleged underpayment of an employee at its NSW headquarters in Parramatta.

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