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obstructing

Restaurant penalised for obstructing Fair Work inspector

The judge described the obstruction of FWO investigators as “calculated action designed to frustrate the application of ...
back-paid, cafes, food and drinks

Cafe served with court date for underpayments

The employees, which included five student visa holders, were found to have been underpaid their minimum wages for ordin...
underpaid

FWO recovers more than $148 million for underpaid workers

Fast food outlets, restaurants and cafés, corporate underpayments, horticulture, sham contracting, franchising and conta...

Transport workers to strike ahead of Christmas rush

TWU national secretary Michael Kaine said transport companies are "deliberately playing games with workers’ lives", forc...
save money, financial planning

How small businesses can manage their financial planning more effectively

Too many SMEs do their forecasting and budgeting annually, and then "set and forget" which can lead to poor decision mak...
security company

Over $300,000 in underpaid wages recovered for quarantine hotel security staff

Fair Work inspectors have uncovered the widespread underpayment of quarantine hotel security staff working for 11 busine...
payroll, STP

Five tips for small-business owners to ease up STP compliance

While some small businesses initially got deferrals for STP phase 1, most exemptions ended on 1 July, and more businesse...
redundancy pay

Do I always need to pay terminated employees redundancy pay?

It’s important to get legal advice on what you may owe in redundancy pay should you terminate employees or reduce their ...

Regional cafe in hot water over alleged underpayment of cook

The operator of an Echuca cafe has allegedly failed to comply with a Compliance Notice that ordered him to backpay a coo...

Bubble tea operator to face court over the alleged underpayment of 20 employees

FWO inspectors found that the 20 workers had been paid flat rates of $10 to $18 per hour, rates below their entitlements...