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Darwin restaurant operator taken to court
9 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court against the owner of the now-defunct ‘Bar.B.Q Tonight NT’ restaurant.
Over $100,000 penalties for Moreton Island restaurant
9 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $113,808 against a former manager of a Queensland resort restaurant and its owner after the underpayment of migrant workers.
Over $300,000 returned to fast food, restaurant and café workers
6 Dec 2019
Fast food restaurant and café workers in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia have received $316,674 in back payments for unpaid wages, following Fair Work Ombudsman audits of popular ‘cheap eat’ food districts.

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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