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Former Cairns restaurant operators penalised $168,000
10 Oct 2018
The former operators of a restaurant in Cairns have been penalised a total of $168,924 for underpaying a migrant worker more than $33,000, following legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
FWO recovers nearly $800,000 for sushi workers in NSW, QLD and the ACT
9 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has audited 45 sushi businesses in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory, finding breaches of workplace laws at 39 businesses.
Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders
8 Oct 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken legal action against the former operators of a petrol station on the NSW Central Coast who allegedly underpaid two migrant workers over $50,000.

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