University of Melbourne faces court

The FWO has commenced legal action against The University of Melbourne, alleging it coerced and took adverse action against two casual academics to stop them from claiming payment for work performed.

New online course for compliance notices

We have a new free online training course to help employers and their representatives understand how to respond if they receive a compliance notice from us.

Plain language updates to Hair and Beauty Award

The Hair and Beauty Industry Award has been reviewed and rewritten using plain language by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). This is to make the award simpler and easier to understand.

FWO recovers half a billion dollars in wages

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a record $532 million in unpaid wages and entitlements was recovered for more than 384,000 workers in 2021-22.

Former automotive repair operator penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $22,200 penalty in court against the former operator of a Melbourne-based automotive repair and service business.

Perth construction business penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $36,000 in penalties in court against the operators of a construction company in Perth.

Plain language updates to Fast Food Award

The Fast Food Award has been rewritten using plain language to make it easier to understand and use. Learn more.

Former Barossa Valley pizza operator penalised again

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a penalty in court for a second time against the former operator of a pizza outlet in the Barossa Valley region of South Australia.

Palm Beach cafe operator penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured court orders for nearly $9,000 in penalties and back-payment against the operator of a cafe located in Palm Beach on the Gold Coast.

Former real estate operator penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured court orders for a total of $36,000 in penalties and back-payment against the former operator of a real estate agency in northern NSW.