Media releases

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of a Melbourne painting business.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a cleaning services operator based just north of Brisbane.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a penalty in court against the operator of a horse training business in Victoria.