2008 - 2009 litigation outcomes

Fourth quarter, April 2009 - May 2009

Employer: Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar Pty Ltd and Poh Meng Hong

Date of judgement: 13 May 2009
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, Melbourne
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any) : $81,775.00
Penalty: $183,400.00
Decision: Iser v Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar Pty Ltd and Poh Meng Hong (PDF 105KB)

Employer: TKM Investments Pty Ltd and Grania Kathleen Loone

Date of judgement: 17 April 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Melbourne
Judge: Federal Magistrate O'Sullivan
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $41,618.76
Penalty: $241,560.00
Decision: Klousia v TKM Investments Pty Ltd and Grania Kathleen Loone (PDF 1.6MB)


Third quarter, January - March 2009

Employer: Timryl Pty Ltd T/AS Universal Bakery

Date of judgement: 24 March 2009
Court: Melbourne Magistrates Court
Judge: Magistrate AJ Chambers
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $12,023.00
Penalty: $16,500.00
Decision: Dwelly v Timryl Pty Ltd (PDF 698.6KB)

Employer: Personal Hire Pty Ltd t/as Workforce Extensions and Samson Ensilla Fangaloka

Date of judgement: 20 March 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Brisbane
Judge: Federal Magistrate Wilson
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $3,190.55
Penalty: $42,900.00
Decision: Lawlor v Personal Hire Pty Ltd T/AS Workforce Extensions and Samson Ensilla Fangaloka (PDF 1.2MB)

Employer: Fresho Foods Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 13 March 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court of Australia, Brisbane
Judge: Federal Magistrate Wilson
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $13,510.27
Penalty: $80,200.00
Decision: Martin v Fresho Foods Pty Ltd (PDF 2.1MB)

Employer: Pareker Engineering Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd and Ferhan Parker

Date of judgement: 18 February 2009
Court: Melbourne Magistrates' Court.
Judge: Magistrate Chambers
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $14,167.37
Penalty: $60,000.00
Decision: Kovacevic v Pareker Engineering Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd and Ferhan Parker (PDF 476.2KB)

Employer: Saya Cleaning Pty Ltd and Anor

Date of judgement: 29 January 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court of Australia, Adelaide
Judge: Federal Magistrate Simpson
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $3842.60
Penalty: $288,000.00
Decision: Workplace Ombudsman v Saya Cleaning Pty Ltd (PDF 1.8MB)


Second quarter, October 2008 - December 2008

Employer: Global GTO Pty Ltd and John Slavic

Date of judgement: 19 December 2008
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrates' Court NSW
Judge: Chief Industrial Magistrate Hart
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $21,986.09
Penalty: $39,936.00
Decision: Thio v Global GTO Pty Ltd and John Slavic (PDF 2.5MB)

Employer: Zinifex Australia Limited

Date of judgement: 5 December 2008
Court: Federal Court of Australia
Judge: Justice Heerey
Nature of Proceedings: Agreement making
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $15,000.00
Decision: Smith v Zinifex Australia Limited No 2 (PDF 340.8KB)

Employer: Planet Floorcoverings Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 06 November 2008
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrates' Court NSW
Judge: Chief Industrial Magistrate Hart
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $83,795.50
Penalty: $22,900.00
Decision: No decision available

Employer: Neophone Pty Ltd and Troussov

Date of judgement: 14 October 2008
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrates' Court New South Wales
Judge: Magistrate GJT Hart
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $ 9584.48
Penalty: $11,200.00
Decision: Liu v Neophone Pty Ltd and Troussov (PDF 44KB)


First quarter, July 2008 - September 2008

Employer: KNL Group Pty Ltd & Kenneth Lui

Date of judgement: 23 September 2008
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court of Australia
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burchardt
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $8,940.87
Penalty: $30,000.00
Decision: Byrne v KNL Group Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 370.8KB)

Employer: Tristar Steering and Suspension Australia Ltd

Date of judgement: 13 August 2008
Court: Federal Court of Australia (NSW)
Judge: Gyles J
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: n/a
Decision: Unsworth v Tristar Steering and Suspension Australia Ltd (PDF 381.9KB)

Employer: RWH Parcel Delivery Pty Ltd and Anor

Date of judgement: 12 August 2008
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Brisbane
Judge: Federal Magistrate Cassidy
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $27,496.00
Penalty: $30,000.00
Decision: Jones vs RWH Parcel Delivery Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 367.4KB)

Employer: Healthcare Recruiting Australia Pty Ltd & Anor

Date of judgement: 8 August 2008
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court of Australia (NSW)
Judge: Federal Magistrate Smith
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $15,811.00
Penalty: $48,000.00
Decision: Armstrong v Healthcare Recruiting Australia Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 2.6MB)

Employer: Sweets for You Pty Ltd & Anor

Date of judgement: 05 August 2008
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Victoria
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burchardt
Nature of Proceedings: Agreement making / Negotiation / Duress
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $12,000.00
Decision: Brobbel v Sweets for You Pty Ltd (PDF 219.7KB)

Employer: Gregory Prescott and Michael Hibberd

Date of judgement: 04 August 2008
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Victoria
Judge: Federal Magistrate O'Sullivan
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $38,333.00
Penalty: $9,600.00
Decision: Dennington v Gregory Prescott & Anor (PDF 301.1KB)

Employer: Murray Clarke Enterprises Pty Ltd & Anor

Date of judgement: 31 July 2008
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, New South Wales
Judge: Federal Magistrate Barnes
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $22,000.00
Decision: Longmire v Murray Clarke Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 2.1MB)

Employer: Sharx Fish & Chips

Date of judgement: 23 July 2008
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $1,482.46
Penalty: $17,000.00
Decision: Inspector Iser v Con Papageorgiou - Sharx Fish and Chips (PDF 43KB)

Employer: Locarno Management Pty Ltd & Anor

Date of judgement: 15 July 2008
Court: Federal Court Victoria
Judge: Jessup J
Nature of Proceedings: Duress
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $3,300.00
Decision: Wells v Locarno Management Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 447.6KB)

Employer: A-Mart All Sports Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 8 July 2008
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Tasmania
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burchardt
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $41,235.50
Penalty: $52,800.00
Decision: Smith v A-Mart All Sports Pty Ltd (PDF 427.4KB)

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