2009 - 2010 litigation outcomes

Fourth quarter, April 2010 - June 2010

Employer: Adamsleigh Pty Ltd (In Liquidation)

Date of judgement: 25 June 2010
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Holzer
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $7,975.63
Penalty: $3,960.00
Decision: No decision available.

Employer: Ringinn Pty Ltd and sole director Gregory Walter Ring

Date of judgement: 25 June 2010
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Holzer
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $29,977.37
Penalty: $21,000.00 (Ringinn Pty Ltd), $4000.00 (Gregory Walter Ring)
Decision: No decision available.

Employer: Erick Berges

Date of judgement:17 June 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Brisbane
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burnett
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $14,866.31
Penalty: $19,800.00
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Erick Berges (PDF 863.1KB)

Employer: Essendene Security Pty Ltd & John Richard Ryan

Date of judgement: 11 June 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Sydney
Judge: Federal Magistrate Smith
Nature of Proceedings: Fairness Test
Amount of Underpayment (if any): N/A
Penalty: $6000.00 (Essendene Security Pty Ltd)
$800.00 (John Richard Ryan)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Essendene Security Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 855.7KB)

Employer: Sanada Investments Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 9 June 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Brisbane
Judge: Federal Magistrate Jarrett
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $119,760.92
Penalty: $33,600.00
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Sanada Investments Pty Ltd (PDF 826.8KB)

Employer: Maleha Newaz Pty Ltd and Saba Ahammad

Date of judgement: 27 May 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Brisbane
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burnett
Nature of Proceedings: Freedom of Association
Amount of Underpayment (if any): N/A
Penalty: $13,000.00 (Maleha Newaz Pty Ltd), $2,700.00 (Saba Ahammad)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Maleha Newaz Pty Ltd and Saba Ahammad Anor penalty submissions (PDF 1MB)

Employer: G.O. Plumbing Pty Ltd & Glenn Oag

Date of judgement: 21 May 2010
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrates' Court, Sydney
Judge: Chief Industrial Magistrate Hart
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $7,551.68
Penalty: $3, 200.00
Decision: Awaiting written decision.

Employer: Kenneth Geoffry Chiswell

Date of judgement: 7 May 2010
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Holzer
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $123,035.74
Penalty: $10,560.00
Decision: Awaiting written decision.

Employer: Honest & Frank Pty Ltd and Paul Hyun

Date of judgement: 29 April 2010
Court: Industrial Relations Court, SA
Judge: Industrial Magistrate Liescke
Nature of Proceedings: Time and Wages Records
Amount of Underpayment (if any): N/A
Penalty: $29,452.00 (Honest & Frank Pty Ltd)
$5,890.00 (Paul Hyun)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Honest and Frank Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 474.1KB)

Employer: Oggy Pty Ltd t/as Gloria Jeans Revesby Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 28 April 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court New South Wales
Judge: Federal Magistrate Lloyd-Jones
Nature of Proceedings: Agreement making / Negotiation / Duress
Amount of Underpayment (if any): N/A
Penalty: $84,150.00 (Oggy Pty Ltd), $5,940.00 (Robert Ognenovski), $5,940.00 (Silvana Ognenovski)
Decision: Cotis v Oggy Pty Ltd t/as Gloria Jeans Revesby & Anor (PDF 502.6KB)
Cotis v Oggy Pty Ltd t/as Gloria Jeans Revesby & Anor liability decision (PDF 1MB)

Employer: Pride Paints Pty Ltd and Eberhard Peppler

Date of judgement: 13 April 2010
Court: Magistrates' Court, Victoria
Judge: Deputy Chief Magistrate Lauritsen
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $25,524.45
Penalty: $66,000 (Pride Paints Pty Ltd), $6,600 (Eberhard Peppler)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Pride Paints Pty Ltd & Eberhard Peppler (PDF 3.6MB)

Employer: Security Protection Services Pty Ltd and Mr Neil Stewart Ruut and Cindy Michelle Ruut

Date of judgement: 13 April 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Hobart
Judge: Federal Magistrate Turner
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $170,599.78
Penalty: $136,900.00 (Cindy Ruut and Neil Ruut)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Security Protection Services Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 1.2MB)

Employer: Datasend Pty Ltd & Phillip Gray & Graham Berry

Date of judgement: 9 April 2010
Court: Federal Court, Victoria
Judge: Justice North
Nature of Proceedings: FOA - Employee
Amount of Underpayment (if any): N/A
Penalty: $25,000.00 (Datasend Pty Ltd), $4,000.00 (Philip Gray), $6,000.00 (Graham Berry)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Datasend Pty Ltd & Phillip Gray & Graham Berry Order (PDF 36.3KB)

Employer: Baker Group Management Pty Ltd t/as Angelucci's Restaurant and Bar

Date of judgement: 1 April 2010
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Judge: Deputy Chief Magistrate Lauritsen
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): N/A
Penalty: $7,000.00 (Baker Management Pty Ltd), $3,000.00 (Sam Baker)
Decision: Awaiting written decision.

Employer: BW Metcalfe Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 1 April 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Brisbane
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burnett
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $9,821.41
Penalty: $6,000.00 (BW Metcalf Pty Ltd)
$1,200.00 (Mr Brian Wallace Metcalf)
Decision: Workplace Ombudsman v BW Metcalfe Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 514.4KB)

Employer: Simdo Pty Ltd t/as Tonic Health and Ms Creek

Date of judgement: 1 April 2010
Court: Industrial Relations Court, South Australia
Judge: Industrial Magistrate Ardlie
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $21,728.18
Penalty: $120,000.00 (Simdo Pty Ltd), $25,000.00 (Ms Creek)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Simdo Pty Ltd (PDF 874.3KB)


Third quarter, January 2010 - March 2010

Employer: Industrial Roadpavers (WA) Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 31 March 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Perth
Judge: Federal Magistrate Lucev
Nature of Proceedings: Time and Wages Records
Amount of Underpayment (if any): N/A
Penalty: $6050.00 (Industrial Roadpavers WA Pty Ltd), $1210.00 (Marc William Skewes)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Industrial Roadpavers (WA) Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 955.3KB)

Employer: South Morang Restaurant Pty Ltd t.as Sofia South Morang

Date of judgement: 30 March 2010
Court: Magistrates' Court, Melbourne
Judge: Magistrate Chambers
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $43,315.96
Penalty: $21,780.00
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v E and E Mazloum (PDF 1.1MB)

Employer: Efes Bakery Pty Ltd

Date: 24 March 2010
Judge: Federal Magistrate Simpson
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, WA
Nature of proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of underpayments: $16 204.88
Penalty: $19 500
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Efes Bakery Pty Ltd (PDF 1.3MB)

Employer: She Hairdressing Pty Ltd t/as Snip n Shape

Date of judgement: 18 March 2010
Court: Magistrates' Court, Melbourne
Judge: Magistrate Holzer
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $63,759.79
Penalty: $7000.00
Decision: Edwards v She Hairdressing Pty Ltd (PDF 100KB)

Employer: Roach Golf Enterprises Pty Ltd and Bryan Roach

Date of judgement: 3 March 2010
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrates' Court NSW
Judge: Magistrate O'Shane
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $30,185.00
Penalty: $16,000 (Roach Golf Enterprises Pty Ltd)
$34,000 (Bryan Roach)
Decision: No decision available.

Employer: Adelaide Foam Co Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 22 February 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court South Australia
Judge: Federal Magistrate Simpson
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $72,000.00
Penalty: $40,000.00
Decision: Workplace Ombudsman v Adelaide Foam Co. Pty Ltd (PDF 994.5KB)

Employer: Ella Enterprises Pty Ltd and Lucas Waller

Date of judgement: 16 February 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Queensland
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burnett
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any)
Penalty: $15,000.00
Decision: Workplace Ombudsman v Ella Enterprises Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 377.1KB)

Employer: Tovek Pty Ltd t/as CM's Fashion and Uri Burke

Date of judgement: 15 February 2010
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Holzer
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $6,941.03
Penalty: $12,000.00 (Tovek Pty Ltd), $ 7,500.00 (Uri Burke)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Tovek Pty Ltd & Uri Bourke Transcript (PDF 45.4KB)

Employer: Myst Oz Pty Ltd and Rebecca Pearse

Date of judgement: 3 February 2010
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Holzer
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $40,916.41
Penalty: $16,500.00 (Myst Oz Pty Ltd), $3,300.00 (Rebecca Pearse)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Myst Oz Pty Ltd Transcript (PDF 71.6KB)

Employer: Fortcrest Investments Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 18 January 2010
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court Darwin
Judge: Federal Magistrate Terry
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $24,526.60
Penalty: $22,200.00
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Fortcrest Investments Pty Ltd (PDF 838.7KB)


Second quarter, October 2009 - December 2009

Employer: Land Choice Pty Ltd t/as Kingsford First National Real Estate

Date of judgement: 17 December 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, NSW
Judge: Federal Magistrate Barnes
Nature of Proceedings: Sham contracting
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $20,119.07
Penalty: $24,600.00 (Land Choice Pty Ltd), $4,480.00 (Sigiharto Sugiharto)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Land Choice Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 1.5MB)

Employer: Crown Trading Group Pty Ltd and Mr Kurt Braune

Date of judgement: 9 December 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Hobart
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burchardt
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $28,441.18
Penalty: $52,800.00 (Crown Trading Group Pty Ltd), $10,560.00 (Mr Braune)
Decision: Ikin v Crown Trading Group Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 631.1KB)

Employer: Bavarian Hospitality Group Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 8 December 2009
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrates’ Court, NSW
Judge: Magistrate GJT Hart
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $3,750.00
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Bavarian Hospitality Group Pty Ltd (PDF 447.2KB)

Employer: Newcastle Bakehouse Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 04 December 2009
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrates' Court, NSW
Judge: Chief Industrial Magistrate Hart
Nature of Proceedings: Time and Wages Records
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $17,010.00
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Newcastle Bakehouse Pty Ltd (PDF 580.1KB)

Employer: S Huen & T Tai t/as Hair Del Mar

Date of judgement: 04 December 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, NT
Judge: Federal Magistrate Terry
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $993.65
Penalty: $1000.00 (Tineil Tai), $1000.00 (Stanley Huen)
Decision: No decision available.

Employer: W.H. Kwon & W.J. Kwon & Y.H. Kwon & Swan Flooring Pty Ltd t/as Geto Internet Cafe'

Date of judgement: 30 November 2009
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Holzer
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $33,193.50
Penalty: $15,500.00 (Swan Flooring), $3,300.00 (Mr Kwon)
Decision: No decision available.

Employer: RHD Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 23 November 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Northern Territory
Judge: Federal Magistrate Terry
Nature of Proceedings: Agreement making / Duress
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $16,500.00 (RHD Pty Ltd), $3,500.00 (Anthony William Easther), $3,500.00 (Donald Bruce Oldman)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v RHD Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 93.7KB)

Employer: SRS Investments (WA) Pty Ltd & Sara Rhiain Sandford

Date of Judgement: 20 November 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Perth
Judge: Federal Magistrate Lucev
Nature of proceedings: Time and wages records
Amoung of underpaymnet: N/A
Penalty: $3850 (SRS Investments Pty Ltd) and $770 (Ms Sandford)
Decision: Workplace Ombudsman v SRS Investments (WA) Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 1.4MB)

Employer: Olara Pty Ltd t/as Exclusive Food Houses; Exofun Pty Ltd t/as Exclusive Food Houses and Harry Friedman, Director of Olara and Exofun

Date of judgement: 9 November 2009
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Holzer
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): approximately $32,000
Penalty: $37,000 (Olara Pty Ltd), $2,000 (Exofun Pty Ltd), $15,000 (Mr Friedman)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Olara Pty Ltd Ors (PDF 152.3KB)

Employer: Amalgamated Marketing Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 21 October 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Brisbane
Judge: Federal Magistrate M Burnett
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $15,000.00
Penalty: $8,500 in total (His Honour indicated that penalty would have been $10,000 but was reduced due to the employer admitting the breaches and saving a hearing on liability).
Decision: No decision available.
Underpayment had been paid in full by the employer prior to proceedings.

Employer: Frank Huang

Date of judgement: 21 October 2009
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrate’s Court of NSW
Judge: Chief Industrial Magistrate Hart
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $93,200.13
Penalty: $52,000.00
Decision: Workplace Ombudsman v Frank Huang (PDF 328.5KB)

Employer: BW Marketing Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 19 October 2009
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrate’s Court of NSW
Judge: Chief Industrial Magistrate Hart
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $6368.82
Decision: No decision available.

Employer: S & J Roofing Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 13 October 2009
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Holzer
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $15,013.83
Penalty: $92,400.00 (S & J Roofing Pty Ltd), $13,200.00 (Mr Stephen Walters)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v S & J Roofing Pty Ltd (PDF 78.7KB)

Employer: The Palcon Group Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 8 October 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, NSW
Judge: Federal Magistrate Cameron
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $47,580.34
Penalty: $22,500.00
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v The Palcon Group Pty Ltd (PDF 1MB)

Employer: Bundy Market Meats Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 8 October 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Qld
Judge: Federal Magistrate Jarrett
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $4426.23
Penalty: $52,000.00 (Bundy Market Meats Pty Ltd),
$10,000.00 (Christopher James Poskitt)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Bundy Market Meats Pty Ltd (PDF 655.1KB)


First quarter, July 2009 - September 2009

Employer: Gatton Harvesting Pty Ltd and Sole Director, MR Kin Nam Chol

Date of judgement: 23 September 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, QLD
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burnett
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $1905.99
Penalty: $11,540.00
Decision: No decision available.

Employer: Plaza Cameras Pty Ltd t/as Plaza Cameras

Date of judgement: 21 September 2009
Court: Federal Magistrate's Court, WA
Judge: Federal Magistrate Raphael
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $4,792.00
Penalty: $12,000.00 (Plaza Cameras Pty Ltd), $3,500.00 (Ashley George Heuchan)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Plaza Cameras Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 56.7KB)

Employer: Christopher Bramley

Date of judgement: 01 September 2009
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrates' Court, NSW
Judge: Chief Industrial Magistrate Hart
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $5731.09
Penalty: $2850
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Christopher-Bramley (PDF 537.4KB)

Employer: Specialist Australian Security Group Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 26 August 2009
Court: Magistrates' Court, Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $26,927.88
Penalty: $35,640.00
Decision: The Fair Work Ombudsman v Specialist Security Management Pty Ltd (PDF 899.4KB)

Employer: Marshall Security Service Pty Ltd and Anor

Date of judgement: 10 August 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Victoria
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burchardt
Nature of Proceedings: Agreement Making / Duress
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $21,000.000
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Marshall Security Service Pty Ltd and Anor (PDF 274.2KB)

Employer: Dracook International Pty Ltd & Anor

Date of judgement: 5 August 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Victoria
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burnett
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $4000.00 (Robert Cooke)
$20,000.00 (Dracook International Pty Ltd)
Decision: Workplace Ombudsman v Dracook International Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 675.5KB)

Employer: Patient Transit Care Pty Ltd & Gomed (VIC) Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 3 August 2009
Court: Federal Court, Victoria
Judge: Justice Middleton
Nature of Proceedings: Agreement Making / Duress
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $55,000.00
Decision: Patient Transit Care Pty Ltd and Gomed (VIC) Pty Ltd Order (PDF 141.4KB)

Employer: Golden Maple Pty Ltd and Cityteam Pty Ltd t/as Shimzu Grand

Date of judgement: 31 July 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court of Australia
Judge: Federal Magistrate Lecev
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $11,200.00
Penalty: $43,425.00
Decision: Workplace Ombudsman v Golden Maple Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 1.5MB)

Employer: Cleaners News South Wales Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 29 July 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court of Australia
Judge: Federal Magistrate Driver
Nature of Proceedings: Agreement Making / Duress
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $80,000.00
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Cleaners New South Wales (PDF 654KB)

Employer: Securite-E Holdings Pty Ltd ( In Liquidation) & Ors

Date of judgement: 23 July 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court of Australia
Judge: Federal Magistrate Raphael
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: $ 5000.00 (Mr Paul Ritchie)
Decision: Securite-E Holdings Pty Ltd ( In Liquidation) & Ors (PDF 441.1KB)

Employer: Reiquin Pty Ltd and Richard Timothy Reid

Date of judgement: 17 July 2009
Court: Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): 4511.35
Penalty: $ 184,800.00 (Reiquin Pty Ltd), $ 23,100.00 (Richard Timothy Reid)
Decision: Reiquin Pty Ltd and Richard Timothy Reid (PDF 932.6KB)

Employer: Kohinoor Indian Centre (Blue Elephant)

Date of judgement: 07 July 2009
Court: Federal Court, ACT
Judge: Justice Perram
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $74,458.20
Penalty: $3200.00
Decision: Lang v Kohinoor Indian Centre (PDF 433.2KB)

Employer: Primrose Development Company Pty Ltd t/as Donut King, Kingston Hobart

Date of judgement: 07 July 2009
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, TAS
Judge: Federal Magistrate O'Sullivan
Nature of Proceedings: Agreement Making / Duress
Amount of Underpayment: (if any) n/a
Penalty: $60,000.00
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Primrose Development Company Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 427.3KB)

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