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Over $300,000 returned to fast food, restaurant and café workers
6 Dec 2019
Fast food restaurant and café workers in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia have received $316,674 in back payments for unpaid wages, following Fair Work Ombudsman audits of popular ‘cheap eat’ food districts.
Burger chain back-pays $1.1 million to workers
6 Dec 2019
The Australian arm of a Japanese burger chain has back-paid $1.12 million to 285 former and current Queensland workers and will face ongoing scrutiny of its workplace practices.
Over $40,000 penalty after teenager not paid
5 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $41,040 penalty against the former operator of a Sunshine Coast-based business after he was involved in a failure to pay an 18-year-old labourer any wages for almost a month’s work.

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