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Jail term imposed in Fair Work Ombudsman’s first contempt of court case
14 May 2018
A Northern Queensland business operator has been jailed – and then released pending the outcome of his appeal – as a result of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s first contempt-of-court action.
$43,000 penalty for labour hire manager after vulnerable workers exploited at abattoir
11 May 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $43,000 in penalties against the former general manager of a labour hire company over the deliberate exploitation of migrant workers at an abattoir at Scone, in regional NSW.
$300k in penalties against burger bar operator evidence of cultural issues in hospitality industry
9 May 2018
Penalties of more than $300,000 against a former Melbourne burger bar operator for exploiting young and overseas workers are the latest wake-up call to the hospitality industry to improve widespread non-compliance, according to Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James.

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