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Fair Work Ombudsman releases results of NSW audits
14 Jun 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has today released the findings of its proactive compliance and education campaigns targeting the mid-north coast and mid-western regions of NSW, which resulted in the recovery of $431,792 for 629 local workers.
Fair Work Ombudsman commences legal action against Foodora
12 Jun 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings involving the gig economy, alleging that food delivery company Foodora Australia Pty Ltd (Foodora) engaged in sham contracting activity that resulted in the underpayment of workers.
$134,000 in penalties after Melbourne CBD outlets exploit “marginalised and disadvantaged” workers
12 Jun 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured more than $134,000 in penalties against the former operators of a café and a retail outlet in the Melbourne CBD, after three overseas workers were paid as little as $11 an hour.

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