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Fashion start-up penalised over unpaid internship
1 Mar 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $329,133 in penalties in Court against a fashion industry start-up for underpaying three workers more than $40,000, including by purportedly engaging one of the workers as an unpaid intern when she was, in fact, a part-time employee.
Brisbane restaurant back-pays workers
22 Feb 2019
A Thai restaurant in the Brisbane CBD will overhaul its workplace practices after the Fair Work Ombudsman found it underpaid three international students a total of $27,164.
Former Caltex franchisee penalised $77,000
15 Feb 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured total penalties of $77,708 against a former Sydney Caltex franchisee who falsified wage records for migrant workers.

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