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Cocktail bar penalised over underpayments

The judge noted that the employee’s working holiday visa status put her in “a particularly disempowered position” to dem...

FWO recovers over $200,000 in wages for Gold Coast workers

The wages of 446 underpaid workers have been recovered as a result of the FWO's targeted auditing of Gold Coast's "cheap...
cashback

Transport company hauled to court over alleged JobKeeper cashback scheme

A Queensland transport company allegedly breached the Fair Work Act by requiring one of its drivers to enter into an ill...

Retailers likely to feel more financial stress due to minimum wage increase

Even with the delay in implementation for retail, many businesses will struggle with the minimum wage increase as lockdo...
Gender pay gap

Gender pay gap still an issue despite diversity claims

Research shows that 80 per cent of businesses still pay their female executives 30-35 per cent less than their male coun...
food and drink

Underpayments land Brisbane cafe in hot water

A judge noted in his decision that the arrangement for a cafe's employees to be paid in food and drink rather than mone...

Cup cake retailer penalised over underpayments

A judge has described a cup cake company's underpayments of 35 workers as "deliberate, sustained, serious breaches" of w...
wage theft

Wage theft: don’t be an unwitting contributor

2019 PwC analysis estimated worker underpayments to be as high as $1.35 billion per year and it is a problem that persis...
trucking, late payments

Trucking business penalised for underpaying driver

A judge has berated a trucking company for not showing any contrition, corrective action or cooperation in resolving the...

Gold Coast restaurant fined for underpaying three young employees

A Court has imposed a penalty against the former operator of a Korean restaurant in Southport for failing to back-pay th...