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Perth franchisee faces tenfold increase in max penalties
7 Jan 2020
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced its first legal action in Western Australia under the ‘serious contraventions’ provisions of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws, alleging a former Han’s Café franchisee in Perth underpaid vulnerable workers despite having previously faced Court for similar conduct.
Transport company faces court for alleged driver underpayments
6 Jan 2020
The FWO has commenced legal action against a Queensland transport company for allegedly misclassifying four drivers as independent contractors, when they were in fact employees, and underpaying them $63,803.
Dinner by Heston statement
23 Dec 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman is concerned that a significant number of employees of Tipsy Cake Pty Ltd are owed back-pay after the company failed to comply with a statutory notice requiring it to calculate and back pay entitlements to workers. The final date for compliance was 20 December 2019.

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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