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$192,780 in penalties for Brisbane 7-Eleven outlet
5 Jun 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured almost $200,000 in penalties against the operators of a 7-Eleven outlet in Brisbane for short-changing overseas workers and creating false records to try to cover it up.
Penalty against MCG head contractor over underpayments a “wake-up call”
29 May 2018
A surprise night-time visit to the MCG by Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors to investigate exploitation of overseas workers in the venue’s supply-chain for cleaning staff has led to a $132,217 penalty against the Australian arm of a global cleaning company.
More than $200k in penalties in FWO’s first racial discrimination case
28 May 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s first racial discrimination litigation has resulted in penalties of $211,104 against the former operators of a Tasmanian hotel after they deliberately exploited two Malaysian employees of Chinese descent.

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