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Sushi operator faces Court for allegedly underpaying overseas workers in Newcastle
3 May 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the former operator of three sushi outlets in Newcastle for her alleged involvement in underpaying four overseas workers more than $33,000.
Outback homestead operator penalised in Court after 17 workers underpaid $23,000
2 May 2018
The operators of a remote Northern Territory homestead have been penalised a total of $56,766, after ignoring pay advice and underpaying more than a dozen backpackers from overseas.
$160,000 in penalties after Sydney retailer underpays migrant employee $60,000
27 Apr 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured more than $160,000 in penalties after a Sydney retailer blatantly underpaid a Chinese migrant, leaving her struggling to pay for food, despite having previously committed to fixing its compliance problems.

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