Commercial carpentry company penalised for deliberate breach

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $26,640 penalty in court against a commercial carpentry company on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

Former Bondi bar and restaurant operators penalised again

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $164,635 in penalties in court against the former operators of a bar and restaurant at Bondi, in eastern Sydney, for “extensive and deliberate” contraventions.

Flexible working arrangements for employees with disability

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Australian workers back-paid another half a billion

The Fair Work Ombudsman recovered $509 million for 251,475 underpaid workers in 2022-23 – the second consecutive year of more than half a billion dollars in underpayments recovered.

Calvary Administration signs Enforceable Undertaking

Calvary Administration Pty Ltd have been back-paid more than $2.1 million, including interest and superannuation, and the company has signed an EU with the FWO.

Installation and fit-out business penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $24,275 in penalties in court against a company that operates a domestic and commercial installation and fit-out business in Victoria.

Disability support services company penalised

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a penalty of $27,000 in court against a company that provides home care and disability services in South-East Queensland.

CFMMEU matter discontinued

In September 2022, the ABCC commenced court proceedings alleging that the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and four of its officials - Brendan Holl, Mark Cross, Joseph Uati and Karl Hitchcock - breached section 348 of the Fair Work Act in October 2021 at the Huntington Apartment construction site in Newcastle by attempting to coerce workers who did not engage in industrial action at the site.

Fair Work Ombudsman finds a mixed bag as Ag sector inspections continue

The Fair Work Ombudsman is urging agriculture sector employers to prioritise compliance, having fined employers $316,860 nationally and recovered $72,301 for underpaid workers.

$550,000 penalty for Sydney company’s “obnoxious” conduct impacting migrant workers

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $558,190 in penalties in court in a case that involved a Sydney-based company deliberately and systematically underpaying migrant employees.