Brothels in breach of workplace laws

Random audits of dozens of Victorian brothels found more than 70 percent in breach of workplace law, the Fair Work Ombudsman revealed today.

Jetstar fined over breaches of workplace laws

Two Jetstar companies have today been fined a total of $90,000 for unlawfully making six cadet pilots responsible for training costs and making deductions from their wages, despite receiving advice the deductions contravened workplace laws.

Pay packet review for call centre workers

Telemarketers who worked in call centres across Australia will have their pay packets reviewed as part of an audit by two national companies of their labor engagement practices.

Company acts to end question mark over employment classifications

A company which underpaid a sales consultant more than $16,000 after incorrectly hiring her as an independent contractor will review all its employment records to ensure no other workers are being underpaid.

Hays Specialist Recruitment partners with Fair Work Ombudsman to improve workplace practices

Hays Specialist Recruitment (Australia) Pty Ltd is the latest major employer to join with the Fair Work Ombudsman in a partnership aimed at achieving best practice in its workplace practices.

Sydney security company revamps workplace processes after underpayments

A Sydney company director who admits underpaying 24 casual security guards has agreed to undertake workplace relations training, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Perth truck drivers back-paid $93,000

Twelve truck drivers at a Perth transport business have been back-paid a total of $93,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Results of inquiries into horse racing industry

Horse trainers should double-check the wage rates for their strappers and stable hands, a report released today by the Fair Work Ombudsman suggests.

Breadtop to audit employee pay packets

Australian-based bakery franchise Breadtop is the latest major employer to join with the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure the pay packets of its 800-strong national workforce are accurate.

Chinese workers allegedly underpaid hundreds of thousands of dollars

A Chinese cook at a take-away noodle bar at Dubbo in regional NSW was underpaid almost $200,000 in less than three years, the Fair Work Ombudsman has alleged.