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Melbourne toy retailer faces increased penalties
29 May 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced its first legal action under the serious contravention provisions of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws, for the alleged underpayment of workers selling Christmas toys.
Software companies sign up to FWO scrutiny
28 May 2019
Two Sydney businesses have back-paid two visa holders a total of $34,429 as part of a Court-Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
FWO recovers $580,000 in unpaid wages
24 May 2019
Nearly 1,000 workers in regional Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria have been back paid more than $580,000 after Fair Work Inspectors uncovered widespread non-compliance with Australia’s workplace laws.

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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