Hoteliers sign up to new workplace pact

Thousands of hotels, resorts, taverns, wine bars, liquor retailers, casinos and other hospitality businesses are joining forces with the Fair Work Ombudsman to improve compliance with federal workplace laws.

Company fined after threatening to sack worker who asked for vehicle allowance

More than $13,000 in fines and compensation orders have been imposed after a casual employee was threatened with the sack for pursuing a vehicle allowance when using his own motor vehicle for work duties.

Darwin cleaners focus of new education campaign

Cleaning businesses in Darwin will come under the spotlight this month as part of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s latest pro-active education and compliance campaign.

Spotlight on retail, hospitality businesses

Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors are in Alice Springs this week to assist local retailers and hospitality businesses to understand their rights and obligations and ensure they are paying correct wage rates.

Fishing company faces court for allegedly underpaying Indonesian crew almost $80,000

An Australian fishing company is to face legal action for allegedly underpaying four of its Indonesian crew tens of thousands of dollars.

Crackdown on business which underpaid dozens of cleaners almost $60,000

A Sydney cleaning company which has twice been found to be short-changing dozens of its staff is to come under the close watch of the Fair Work Ombudsman for the next three years.

Penalty for failing to pay Chinese worker

The operators of a Brisbane business have been fined a total of $21,420 and ordered to back-pay a young Chinese worker more than $10,000.

Business owner fined $42,000 for underpaying husband and wife restaurant employees

The former owner of a restaurant in Perth has been fined more than $42,000 for deliberately underpaying two migrant workers almost $80,000.

Fair Work Inspectors to visit Granite Belt orchards to check seasonal worker pay packets

Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors will visit apple and pear orchards in the Granite Belt region of South-East Queensland this week as part of an ongoing focus on seasonal harvest workers.

Retailer cautioned and “on notice” after underpaying four Chinese employees more than $180,000

The Fair Work Ombudsman has put a Brisbane retailer on notice that it must comply with workplace laws after it admitted underpaying four immigrant workers a total of $183,000.