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Meatball and Wine Bar faces court for allegedly underpaying 26 workers, including visa holders
22 Aug 2017
A Melbourne restaurateur will face court after his company allegedly underpaid 26 workers including visa holders across three of his restaurants, despite having received professional advice on its wage obligations.
Farming waste company promises compliance step-up after underpaying workers nearly $94,000
18 Aug 2017
A farming waste company in regional NSW that underpaid 16 truck drivers nearly $94,000 is back-paying the workers and overhauling its workplace practices, following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Workplace audits indicate room for improvement for small businesses in the Kimberley
17 Aug 2017
Spot checks of several small businesses in Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley region have recovered $8643 in owed wages for local workers.

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