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Sushi outlets allegedly underpaid workers $694,000
8 Feb 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has commenced legal action against the operators of three Hero Sushi takeaway outlets for allegedly underpaying 94 workers and allegedly creating false records to provide to Fair Work Inspectors during their investigation.
Over $250,000 in penalties for café underpayments
4 Feb 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has secured $257,000 in penalties against a company and its director that underpaid 54 workers at a 24-hour café in Melbourne’s Crown Casino precinct.
Sushi operator faces Court under new onus of proof laws
25 Jan 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has commenced the first legal action utilising new reverse onus of proof laws that require employers to disprove underpayment allegations in Court when they have failed to keep adequate time and wages records or issue pay slips.

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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