2013 - 2014 litigation outcomes

This section provides information on our litigation outcomes for the 2013 - 2014 financial year.

We use legal activities as one way to achieve compliance with Australian workplace laws. These activities are part of a broader compliance system that makes sure employers and employees comply with these laws.

July 2013 – June 2014

Zillion Zenith International Pty Ltd

Date: 6 June 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $139 507.50 against Zillion Zenith International Pty Ltd and $27 901.50 against Ruby Chand

Decision: FWO v Zillion Zenith International Pty Ltd (PDF 5.5MB)

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Bound for Glory Enterprises Pty Ltd

Date: 6 June 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $139 507.50 against Bound for Glory Enterprises Pty Ltd and $27 901.50 against Ruby Chand

Decision: FWO v Bound for Glory Enterprises Pty Ltd (PDF 6.5MB)

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Ross Geri Pty Ltd

Date: 6 June 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $110 880 against Ross Geri Pty Ltd, $22 176 against Ross Geri and $14 652 against Sherie Geri

Decision: FWO v Ross Geri Pty Ltd (PDF 593.6KB)

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Graeme Doble

Date: 26 May 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $13 200 against Graeme Doble

Decision:  FWO v Graeme Doble (PDF 590.2KB)

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Tuscan Landscape Company

Date: 13 May 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Adverse action

Penalty: $9000 against Tuscan Landscape Company and $540 against Steve Commons and $550 against Mathew Thompson

Decision: FWO v Tuscan Landscape Company (PDF 190.5KB)

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Extrados Solutions

Date: 2 April 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $17 850 against Extrados Solutions and $3570 against Peter Johnson

Decision: FWO v Extrados Solutions Pty Ltd (PDF 2.6MB)

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Theravanish Investments Pty Ltd

Date: 2 April 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Discrimination

Penalty: $29 150 against Theravanish Investments Pty Ltd, $4180 against Nopporn Theravanish and $4180 against Michael Theravanish

Decision: FWO v Theravanish Investments Pty Ltd (PDF 407.4KB)

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Bundaberg Security Pty Ltd

Date: 26 March 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $54 400 against Bundaberg Security Pty Ltd and $12 640 against Rodney Harris

Decision: FWO v Bundaberg Security Pty Ltd (PDF 231.3KB)

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Moussa Ghorbani-Palangi

Date: 24 March 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $7 854 against Moussa Ghorbani-Palangi

Decision: FWO v Moussa Ghorbani-Palangi (PDF 170.7KB)

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Australia China Trading Investment Consultancy Group Pty Ltd

Date: 20 March 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $118 711.25 against Australia China Trading Investment Consultancy Group Pty Ltd and $22 079 against Liu Ming Pan

Decision: FWO v Australia China Trading Investment Consultancy Group (PDF 847.2KB)

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Ozone Manufacturing Pty Ltd

Date: 11 March 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $28 000 against Simon Oke

Decision:  Ozone Manufacturing Pty Ltd (PDF 83.7KB)

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Total Project Marketing Pty Ltd

Date: 10 March 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $28 000 against Adrian Parsons and $28 000 against Karen Parsons

Decision: Total Project Marketing Pty Ltd (PDF 274.7KB)

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Timryl Pty Ltd

Date: 7 March 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $60 000 against Mark Siciliano

Decision: FWO v Timryl Pty Ltd (PDF 889KB)

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AJR Nominees Pty Ltd

Date: 24 February 2014

Court: Federal Court

Nature of proceedings: Adverse action

Penalty: $35 000 against AJR Nominees Pty Ltd and $6 500 against Pasquale Minniti

Decision: FWO v AJR Nominees Pty Ltd (PDF 237.1KB)

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Toyota Material Handling (NSW) Pty Limited

Date: 20 February 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Agreement making

Penalty: $41 550 against Toyota Material Handling (NSW) Pty Limited

Decision: FWO v Toyota Material Handling (NSW) Pty Limited (PDF 91KB)

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The Thirsty Farmer Pty Ltd

Date: 20 February 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $40 000 against The Thirsty Farmer Pty Ltd and $5 000 against Renee Batty

Decision: FWO v The Thirsty Farmer Pty Ltd (PDF 58.3KB)

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Iwood Pty Ltd

Date: 18 February 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $28 512 against Siu Kit Chan

Decision: FWO v Iwood Pty Ltd (PDF 936.4KB)

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Midura Battery Company Pty Ltd

Date: 17 February 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $39 270 against Mildura Battery Company Pty Ltd and $7 854 against Michael Marquick

Decision: FWO v Mildura Battery Company Pty Ltd (PDF 224.1KB)

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Tufiq Shah

Date: 11 February 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $22 176 against Tufiq Shah

Decision: FWO v Shah (PDF 57.2KB)

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Jetstar Airways Ltd

Date: 6 February 2014

Court: Federal Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments, Misrepresentation

Penalty: $45 000 against Jetstar Group Pty Ltd and $45 000 against Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd

Decision: FWO v Jetstar Airways Ltd (PDF 144.2KB)

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Jooine (Investment) Pty Ltd

Date: 20 December 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Sydney

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $47 520 against Jooine (Investment) Pty Ltd, and $9504 against Mr Jae Kye Lee

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Jooine (Investment) Pty Ltd (PDF 2.1MB)
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Jaycee Trading Pty Ltd

Date: 12 December 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Sydney

Nature of proceedings: Failure to comply with a compliance notice

Penalty: $19 575 to the first respondent, Jaycee Trading Pty Limited; and $4415 to the second Respondent, Renee Martin

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Jaycee Trading Pty Ltd (PDF 1.5MB)
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Lay Brothers (Wholesale) Pty Ltd

Date: 7 December 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Melbourne

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $128 700

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Lay Brothers (Wholesale) Pty Ltd (PDF 602.4KB)
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Felix Corporation

Date: 7 November 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Melbourne

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $53 592

Decision: Awaiting written decision

Alarcorp Pty Ltd & Raymond Eric Bryant

Date: 31 October 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Sydney

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $23 100

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Alarcorp Pty Ltd (PDF 474.7KB)
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Australian Sales and Promotions Pty Ltd (ASAP)

Date: 7 October 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Melbourne

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $23 100

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v ASAP Pty Ltd (PDF 659.7KB)
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Rocky Holdings Pty Ltd

Date: 4 October 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Sydney

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $123 690

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Rocky Holdings Pty Ltd (PDF 1.7MB)
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James Robert Manning

Date: 27 September 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Adelaide

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $52 800

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Manning (PDF 4.8MB)
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Palcoy Pty Ltd

Date: 23 September 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Sydney

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $81 000

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Palcoy Pty Ltd (PDF 4.4MB)
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Central Car & Truck Rental Pty Ltd

Date: 13 September 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Brisbane

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments and record keeping

Penalty: $77 220 (Central Car & Truck Rentals Pty Ltd) and $15 444 (John Edward Featherstone)

Decision: Awaiting written decision

ACN 146 435 118 Pty Ltd (formerly Housekeeping Pty Ltd) and Catherine Paino-Povey

Date: 5 September 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Perth

Nature of proceedings: wages and conditions, record keeping and failure to comply with Notice to Produce

Penalty: $286 550 (ACN 146 435 118 Pty Ltd) and $57 310 (Catherine Paino-Povey)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v ACN 146 435 118 Pty Ltd and Catherine Paino-Povey (PDF 1.9MB)
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China Sanan Engineering Construction Corporation

Date: 29 August 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Adelaide

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $14 850

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v China Sanan Engineering Construction Corporation (PDF 15.4MB)
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Metro Northern Enterprise Pty Ltd

Date: 15 August 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Sydney

Nature of proceedings: Sham contracting

Penalty: $161 700

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Bento Kings Meadows Pty Ltd

Date: 1 August 2013

Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Hobart

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $122,960

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Bento Kings Meadows Pty Ltd (PDF 223.5KB)
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Kojima and Zhang

Date: 1 August 2013

Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Hobart

Nature of proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $27,984 (Kazuhiro Kojima) and $27,984 (Zhicheng Zhang)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Zazuhiro Kojima & Anor (PDF 266.9KB)
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Happy Cabby Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 26 July 2013

Court: Federal Circuit Court, Sydney

Nature of proceedings: Sham contracting, wages and conditions and record keeping

Penalty: $286,704

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Happy Cabby Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 3.7MB)
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