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Penalties for underpayments in Cairns
17 Jul 2020
The FWO has secured $86,000 in penalties in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of two food outlets in northern Queensland for deliberately underpaying 18 workers, including teenagers.
South Yarra restaurant faces Court
13 Jul 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of Italian eatery Gilson Restaurant in the inner Melbourne suburb of South Yarra.
FWO launches 2020-21 priorities
13 Jul 2020
Sandra Parker has announced our strategic priorities for the year ahead, which include supporting all workplaces through the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing large corporate underpayments.

Note: Allegations outlined in the FWO's media releases relating to the commencement of litigation reflect those put forward in our Statement of Claim at the time of filing. Some details may vary over the course of the proceeding. 

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