Resources for young workers and students

Working this summer? We have tools and information to help you.

Bricklayer faces court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operator of a bricklaying business in Melbourne’s south-east.

Former Brisbane restaurant operator penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $28,000 penalty in court against the former operator of a Brisbane restaurant.

Former regional newspaper operator faces court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the former operator of a regional newspaper in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

Townsville café operators penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $29,200 in penalties in court against the former operators of a café in northern Queensland.

Brisbane insurance company penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $19,000 in penalties in court against an insurance claims management company in the Brisbane CBD and its former director.

Vehicle repair and detailing trader faces court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operator of a vehicle repair and detailing business in Adelaide.

Important information for the building and construction industry

From 10 November 2022, the Australian Building and Construction Commission’s role enforcing the Fair Work Act in the building and construction industry will transfer to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

$475k penalty for exploitation of Taiwanese students

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $475,200 penalty in court against the operator of the 85 Degrees café brand in Australia for exploiting young Taiwanese students in Sydney under the guise of a purported internship arrangement.

Rules and entitlements during the end-of-year holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, find out the rules about shut downs, public holidays and working overtime.