FWO files discontinuance

In January 2022, the ABCC commenced court proceedings alleging breaches of the Fair Work Act by the CFMMEU and CFMMEU officials Wyatt Raymount, Travis Brook, Alexandria Russell and Desmond Savage at the Yatala Labour Prison project site in Northfield, South Australia.

Apollo Health signs Enforceable Undertaking

Health care provider Apollo Health Limited has back-paid staff more than $4.86 million, including interest and superannuation, and signed an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Upcoming workplace law changes affecting you

There are new workplace laws and changes to awards starting from June 2023 until the end of the year. Read our summary information for key dates to make sure you’re ready.

Fair Work Act changes: Protecting Worker Entitlements

There are changes to the Fair Work Act including to superannuation, unpaid parental leave and authorised deductions. Find out more.

CFMMEU and delegate penalised $60,040 for unlawful conduct on Melbourne site

The Federal Court has imposed $60,040 in penalties against the CFMMEU and one of its delegates for unlawful conduct on a Melbourne construction site.

HWL Ebsworth cyber incident

On 8 May 2023, national law firm HWL Ebsworth reported a cyber incident involving a data breach and possible unauthorised disclosure of personal information to the dark web.

Bakers Delight franchisor faces Court

The FWO has commenced legal action against the Australian franchisor of the Bakers Delight chain, alleging it is legally liable for extensive underpayments at three Hobart stores.

NSW health food retailer penalised

The FWO has secured $54,264 in court penalties against the operators of a health food retailer in regional northern NSW for failing to pay compensation to two unfairly dismissed workers.

Darwin burger outlet in court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the operator of a burger outlet in Darwin.

Former recruitment company in court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a former Gold Coast-based recruitment company and its general manager.