Limestone Coast focus of new SA campaign

Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors will doorknock more than 120 businesses on the Limestone Coast in South Australia this week.

Court action over alleged sham contracting and underpayment of backpacker

A fundraising company which was fined more than $23,000 late last year for underpaying young sales workers is to face court for a second time over allegations of sham contracting.

Fair Work Ombudsman’s presence helped ensure ‘level playing field’ for Hunter Valley grape harvest

Employers say scrutiny of wages and conditions for seasonal workers in the Hunter Valley last summer kept some rogue labour-hire contractors out of the NSW wine-producing region.

Retailer revamps workplace practices

A Sydney retail business has agreed to revamp its workplace practices after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found it had underpaid one of its staff almost $30,000.

Creating a workplace supportive of employees impacted by domestic violence

Employers can take practical steps to ensure their workplace is supportive of employees affected by domestic or family violence, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Hair and beauty operator faces legal action over failure to pay compensation

A Melbourne hair and beauty business is facing Court for allegedly ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to compensate an employee who had been unfairly dismissed.

Vic petrol station fined $123,000 after showing ‘no contrition’ for underpayments

A Victorian petrol station operator has shown no contrition for underpaying two console operators as little as $10 an hour, resulting in them needing to seek additional income to meet living expenses.

High marks for Tamworth and Armidale employers

More than three-quarters of businesses in Tamworth and Armidale in regional NSW are complying with their record-keeping and pay-slip obligations under federal workplace laws, random checks by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed.

Results of live production industry campaign

The Fair Work Ombudsman today released the findings of its recent pro-active education and compliance campaign into the live production industry on the eastern seaboard.

Court action secures $17,000 back-pay for underpaid workers

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured more than $17,000 back-pay for three workers through its successful legal action against the former operators of two food retail outlets in Albury, regional NSW.