Brisbane engineering company penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $18,500 in penalties in court against a Brisbane-based structural engineering company and its director.

Transport and logistics business penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $19,922 in penalty and back-pay orders in court against the former operators of a Queensland transport and logistics business.

Law firm penalised after “wilful refusal to comply”

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $14,400 in penalties in court against a Sydney-based law firm and its director after a “wilful refusal to comply” with a Compliance Notice.

Near $100,000 penalties for Toorak mortgage broking business and manager

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $99,900 in penalties in court against a Melbourne mortgage broking business and its manager for failing to take steps required to backpay workers.

Changes to travel time in the Real Estate Award

The Fair Work Commission has made changes to travel time in the Real Estate Award.

Know the new workplace laws, FWO urges

The Fair Work Ombudsman is encouraging workplace participants to get educated and compliant with the further changes to workplace laws, or risk facing the new significantly higher penalties.

Hair and beauty salon in court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operators of a hair and beauty salon in regional South Australia.

Melbourne residential building company penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $19,800 in penalties in court against a Melbourne-based residential building company and its sole director.

Protecting Worker Entitlements

As part of the Australian Government’s Protecting Worker Entitlements laws, there have been changes to the Fair Work Act.

Changes to age group descriptions in 34 awards

The Fair Work Commission has made changes to the age group descriptions in 34 awards to make them clearer.