2018 - 2019 litigation outcomes

This section provides information on our litigation outcomes for the 2018 - 2019 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 2018 - June 2019

Fair Work Ombudsman v Sushi Bay ACT Pty Ltd and Rebecca Jeong Shin

Date: 28 June 2019

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $124,416 ($103,680 against Sushi Bay ACT Pty Ltd and $20,736 against Rebecca Jeong Shin)

Decision: [2019] FCCA 1669 – (decision not yet available)

Fair Work Ombudsman v Safecorp Security Group Pty Ltd and John Lohr

Date: 28 June 2019

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and failure to issue payslips or keep records

Penalty: $39,090 (against John Lohr only)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Safecorp Security Group Pty Ltd & Anor (No.3) [2019] FCCA 1756 (28 June 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Indian Food Catering Pty Ltd and Dharma Reddy Gummi

Date: 30 May 2019

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with a FWC order

Penalty: $5,000 (against Indian Food Catering Pty Ltd only)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Indian Food Catering Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 1471 (30 May 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Heiwa International Pty Ltd and Kiyoshi Hasegawa

Date: 28 May 2019

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and failure to keep records

Penalty: $203,472 ($169,560 against Heiwa International Pty Ltd and $33,912 against Kiyoshi Hasegawa)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Heiwa International Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 1425 (28 May 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Hasegawa & Ye International Pty Ltd & Kiyoshi Hasegawa

Date: 28 May 2019

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and failure to keep records

Penalty: $180,144 ($150,120 against Hasegawa & Ye International Pty Ltd and $30,024 against Kiyoshi Hasegawa)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Hasegawa & Ye International Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 1424 (28 May 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Zucco Farming Pty Ltd and Chris Zucco

Date:  16 May 2019

Nature of Proceedings:  Underpayments, false and misleading records, making use of false and misleading records, pay slips

Penalty: $144,000 ($120,000 against Zucco Farming Pty Ltd and $24,000 against Chris Zucco)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Zucco Farming Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 1277 (16 May 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Logan City Electrical Service Division Pty Ltd and Peter Burnitt

Date:  9 April 2019

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with a FWC Order

Penalty: :$39,312 ($32,760 against Logan City Electrical Service Division Pty Ltd and $6,552 against Peter Burnitt)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Logan City Electrical Service Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 996 (9 April 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v G & Z United Pty Ltd and Danmin Zhang

Date: 1 March 2019

Nature of Proceedings:  Underpayments and failure to issue payslips or keep records

Penalty: $65,438 ($56,183 against G & Z United Pty Ltd and $9,255 against Danmin Zhang)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v G & Z United Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 465 (1 March 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Her Fashion Box Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 28 February 2019

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, failure to issue payslips and keep records, failure to comply with NTP

Penalty: $329,133 ($274,278 against Her Fashion Box Pty Ltd and $54,855 against Ms Purkis)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Her Fashion Box Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 425 (28 February 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Abdul Wahid & Sons Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 15 February 2019

Nature of Proceedings: False and misleading records, failure to issue payslips

Penalty: $77,708 ($66,168 against Abdul Wahid & Sons Pty Ltd and $11,540 against Mr Rana)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Abdul Wahid & Sons Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 297 (15 February 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Ital One Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 1 February 2019

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, recordkeeping

Penalty: $257,000 ($217,000 against Ital One Holdings Pty Ltd and $40,000 against Mr Di Pietro)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Ital One Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 187 (1 February 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Xia Jing Qi Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 18 January 2019

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment, failure to keep records

Penalty: $171,849.52 ($145,800 against Xia Jing Qi Pty Ltd and $26,049.52 against Ms Xia)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Xia Jing Qi Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 84 (18 January 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Xia Jing Qi Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 18 January 2019

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment, unreasonable requirement to spend, false and misleading records and failure to keep records

Penalty: $163,815 ($154,225 against Xia Jing Qi Pty Ltd and $9,590 against Ms Lin)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Xia Jing Qi Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 83 (18 January 2019) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Care Providers Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 21 December 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Sham contracting, underpayments, failure to issue payslips and keep records

Penalty: $216,480.60 ($125,874 against Eastrac Pty Ltd, $77,112 against Klemtrac Pty Ltd, $7,711.20 against Mr Welch and $5,783.40 against Mr Wallis)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Care Providers Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] FCCA 3771 (21 December 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Delahill Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 13 December 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with a compliance notices

Penalty: $18,000 ($15,000 against Delahill Pty Ltd and $3,000 against Mr Rebello)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Delahill Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] FCCA 3629 (13 December 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Oz Korea Pty Ltd, Sun Gun Hwang, Pioneer Facility Services Pty Ltd and Pioneer Contracting Services Pty Ltd

Date: 7 December 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, failure to issue payslips or keep records, false and misleading records

Penalty: $65,400 ($5,000 against Mr Hwang, $20,400 against OzKorea, $20,000 against Pioneer Facility Services and $20,000 against Pioneer Contracting Services Pty Ltd)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v OzKorea Pty Ltd & Ors (No.2) [2018] FCCA 3620 (7 December 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v AVA Travel Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 7 December 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Sham contracting, underpayments, failure to issue payslips or keep records

Penalty: $168,300 ($164,475 against Ava Travel Pty Ltd and $3,825 against Mr Yung)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Ava Travel Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] FCCA 3627 (7 December 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v A to Z Catering Solution Pty Limited and Anor

Date: 7 December 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment, failure to issue payslips, false and misleading records, adverse action

Penalty: $50,100 against Mr Yasin

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v A To Z Catering Solution Pty Limited (No.3) [2018] FCCA 3574 (7 December 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v SHMAP Group Pty Ltd and Anor

Date: 4 December 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, failure to issue payslips, false and misleading records

Penalty: $141,372 ($117,810 against SHMAP Group Pty Ltd and $23,562 against Mr Amin)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v SHMAP Group Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] FCCA 3527 (4 December 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v F.L. Press Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 23 November 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, failure to pay wages on termination and redundancy

Penalty: $27,500 against Mr Skalkos

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v F.L. Press Pty Ltd & Anor (No.3) [2018] FCCA 3339 (23 November 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Hadya Nominees Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 19 October 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, uniform allowance, failure to provide breaks between work periods, failure to issue payslips or keep records

Penalty: $130,723.20 ($108,936 against Hadya Nominees Pty Ltd and $21,787.20 against Mr Haddad)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Hadya Nominees Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] FCCA 2961 (19 October 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Déjà vu Elite Security Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 19 October 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, failure to agree on regular pattern of work, failure to issue payslips or keep records, false and misleading records; failure to comply with NTP

Penalty: $189,540 ($157,950 against Déjà vu Elite Security Pty Ltd and $31,590 against Mr Haddad)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Deja Vu Elite Security Pty Ltd & Anor (No.2) [2018] FCCA 2960 (19 October 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v ZNZ Education Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 17 October 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, failure to issue payslips or keep records

Penalty: $24,301.50 ($23,290 against Ms Zhang and $1,011.50 against Mr Li)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v ZNZ Education Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] FCCA 3136 (17 October 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Poisson Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 5 October 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Failing to pay entitlements under the Restaurant Industry Award, failing to pay accrued annual leave on termination, record keeping and failing to issue payslips with the required information

Penalty: $168,924 ($142,144 against Poisson Pty Ltd and $26,780 against Ms Yogo)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Poisson Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] FCCA 2766 (5 October 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Davdot Pty Ltd t/a Davdot Facility Services & David Hinchcliffe

Date: 21 September 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, failure to make and keep prescribed employee records, failure to comply with NTP

Penalty: $144,000 ($119,000 against Davdot and $25,000 against David Hinchcliffe)

Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Davdot Pty Ltd t/a Davdot Facility Services & David Hinchcliffe [2018] FCCA 2682 (21 September 2018)external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Wok Me Corporate NQ Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 18 September 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, failure to keep records and payslips; failure to provide Fair Work Information Statement

Penalty: $72,576 ($60,480 against Wok Me Corporate NQ Pty Ltd and $12,096 against Luke McGrath)

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v Wok Me Corporate NQ Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] FCCA 2635 (18 September 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Touchpoint Media Pty Ltd & Laurence Bernard Ward

Date: 4 September 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, failure to issue payslips or keep records, false and misleading records

Penalty:  $264,384 ($220,320 against Touchpoint Media and $44,064 against Laurence Bernard Ward)

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v Touchpoint Media Pty Ltd & Laurence Bernard Ward (4 September 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Lycamobile Pty Ltd

Date: 29 August 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to pay overtime

Penalty:  $25,000

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v Lycamobile Pty Ltd [2018] FCCA 1892 (29 August 2018)external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v The Meatball and Wine Bar Pty Ltd

Date: 21 August 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, recordkeeping

Penalty:  $31,320 against The Meatball and Wine Bar Pty Ltd

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v The Meatball And Wine Bar Pty Ltd [2018] FCCA 2288 (21 August 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Hongyen Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 16 August 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty:  $10,560 against Mr Tran

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v Hongyen Pty Ltd & Anor (No.2) [2018] FCCA 2232 (16 August 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Bundaberg Refrigerated Transport Pty Ltd

Date: 7 August 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, failure to provide FWIS, failure to provide a written agreement

Penalty:  $80,000 against Bundaberg Refrigerated Transport Pty Ltd

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v Bundaberg Refrigerated Transport Pty Ltd [2018] FCCA 2276 (7 August 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v Alertvale Pty Ltd

Date: 24 July 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to pay in lieu of providing notice of termination, failure to pay redundancy, failure to pay wages in full (unpermitted deductions)

Penalty:  $31,590

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v Alertvale Pty Ltd [2018] FCCA 1998 (24 July 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v VIP Security Services Pty Ltd & Adam Marcinkowski

Date: 20 July 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments, false and misleading records, making use of false and misleading records, pay slips

Penalty:  $115,668 (against Mr Marcinkowski)

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v VIP Security Services Pty Ltd & Adam Marcinkowski [2018] FCCA 1969 (20 July 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v WCH Services Pty Ltd & William Collen Hancock

Date: 10 July 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Non compliance with FWC Order

Penalty:  $38,880 ($32,400 against WCH Services and $6,480 against Mr Hancock)

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v WCH Services Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] FCCA 1878 (10 July 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v WCH Services Pty Ltd & William Collen Hancock

Date: 10 July 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Non compliance with FWC Order

Penalty:  $45,360 ($37,800 against WCH Services and $7,560 against Mr Hancock)

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v WCH Services Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] FCCA 1877 (10 July 2018) external-icon.png

Fair Work Ombudsman v WCH Services Pty Ltd & William Collen Hancock

Date: 10 July 2018

Nature of Proceedings: Non compliance with FWC Order

Penalty:  $51,840 ($43,200 against WCH Services and $8,640 against Mr Hancock)

Decision:  Fair Work Ombudsman v WCH Services Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] FCCA 1876 (10 July 2018)external-icon.png

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