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Cleaning operator taken to Court
30 Jul 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a Gosford cleaning operator, alleging he failed to comply with a Compliance Notice that required him to back-pay two workers a total of $3195.
$31,000 penalty for underpaying visa workers
30 Jul 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $31,590 in penalties against Rockhampton-based business Alertvale Pty Ltd that underpaid two Filipino visa holders $9,931 when it made them redundant. The company operates businesses providing services in the mining and heavy industry sector in regional Queensland.
More than $2.5 million in unclaimed wages
27 Jul 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling on workers who suspect they were underpaid in previous jobs to check if they are entitled to a share in unclaimed wages.

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