Chinese language school in court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operator of a weekend community Chinese language school in Melbourne.

Shutters and blinds business in court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of a Sydney-based business that manufactures and supplies shutters and blinds.

CFMEU penalised for breaching right of entry laws

The Federal Circuit and Family Court has imposed a total of $135,186 in penalties against the CFMEU and three of its officials for unlawful conduct at a construction site in Queensland.

Farms in Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula checked for underpayments

The Fair Work Ombudsman has been conducting surprise inspections of agriculture businesses in the outer Melbourne regions of Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Valley to check workers are getting the right pay.

Closing Loopholes: Fair Work Act changes

The Australian Government has made changes to workplace laws as part of their ‘Closing Loopholes’ reforms.

$4 million penalties, second-highest ever secured, against former Taiwanese restaurant operators for “a calculated scheme to rob employees”

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $4 million in court-ordered penalties against the former operators of three popular Taiwanese restaurants for deliberately and systematically underpaying vulnerable migrant workers and using false records.

Superannuation rules updated in awards

Awards have been updated to reflect superannuation as an entitlement under the National Employment Standards (NES).

On the Run signs Enforceable Undertaking

On the Run Pty Ltd (OTR) will back-pay or credit about $2.3 million in annual leave entitlements to staff, and has signed an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.

University of Melbourne penalised $74,590 for taking adverse action against two casual academics

The FWO has secured $74,590 in penalties in court against the University of Melbourne for taking adverse action against casual academics because they exercised their workplace rights.

Insurance Australia Group signs Enforceable Undertaking, as FWO urges boards to focus on corporate culture

Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) entities have back-paid workers more than $21 million owed under federal workplace laws and signed an EU with the FWO.