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- 1. $335,664 in penalties for underpaying workers at 7-Eleven outlet and restaurant - January 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $335,664 in penalties against a Melbourne company and two individuals for underpaying Chinese workers at a 7-Eleven franchise on William Street and a Japanese restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD.
- 2. FWO’s Food Precincts campaign returns $471,904 in wages owed to hospitality workers - July 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s audit of three popular food destinations has recovered $471,904 for 616 workers, after the FWO found that 72 per cent of the 243 businesses audited had breached workplace laws.
- 3. $192,780 in penalties for Brisbane 7-Eleven outlet - June 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured almost $200,000 in penalties against the operators of a 7-Eleven outlet in Brisbane for short-changing overseas workers and creating false records to try to cover it up.
- 4. More than $192,000 in penalties for former 7-Eleven operators who underpaid vulnerable workers - April 2018
The Federal Circuit Court has imposed penalties totalling $192,961 against the operators of two Brisbane CBD 7-Eleven stores for short-changing workers by more than $31,000.
- 5. Melbourne company facing court over allegations relating to a 7-Eleven outlet and Ramen restaurant - March 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the former franchisee of a 7-Eleven retail outlet in the Melbourne CBD for allegedly exploiting three international students through a cash-back scheme.
- 6. 7-Eleven franchisee in court after allegedly dismissing worker who refused cash-back - October 2017
A 7-Eleven Franchisee in Brisbane is facing court for allegedly dismissing a worker by removing him from the roster after he refused his employer’s request to repay an amount he had been paid.
- 7. Fair Work Ombudsman discusses new laws with franchising sector - October 2017
With less than three weeks until new laws making some franchises and holding companies liable for underpayment of workers take effect, the Fair Work Ombudsman has cautioned the industry against being complacent.
- 8. New strategy to raise international students’ awareness of workplace rights - September 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman is reaching out to international students to encourage them to seek free help from the agency if they experience any issues while working in Australia.
- 9. Deliberate and systemic underpayments lead to penalties against a former 7-Eleven operator - July 2017
A former Brisbane 7-Eleven operator has been hit with $168,000 in penalties for short-changing workers and falsifying records to conceal the underpayments.
- 10. Opening Statement – Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 - April 2017
Today, Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, gave evidence before the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017.