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Red flag for restaurant as almost $200,000 in penalties imposed for deliberate underpayments
21 Feb 2018
The operators of a Melbourne restaurant have been hit with nearly $200,000 in penalties, after a Judge ruled they deliberately underpaid workers.
$81,000 in penalties after Perth security company offers “lame excuse” for underpaying guards
20 Feb 2018
A Perth security company has been penalised in Court for underpaying its guards more than $200,000, with a Judge saying the company’s claim that it thought overpaying in relation to minimum rates would “counteract” other rates of pay was a “lame excuse”.
Fair Work Ombudsman speaks your language with instant website translation
19 Feb 2018
It is now easier than ever for overseas workers and linguistically diverse communities to find out about their workplace rights and obligations, with the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website now accessible in 40 languages other than English.

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