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Surprise inspections lead to recovered wages for Newcastle hospitality workers

The most common breaches committed by erring Newcastle businesses were related to failure to pay penalty rates.
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Victorian agribusiness Lotus Farm fined for underpaying workers and falsifying records

Lotus Farm provided false or misleading pay slips to the FWO and gave no payslips to the workers.

FWO conduct surprise inspections of Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula farms

Inspectors are on the alert for low rates of pay that breach the Horticulture, Pastoral or the Wine Industry Award laws.
agriculture, farmers, farms

Shepparton farms checked over possible underpayments

Ensuring the compliance among agriculture sector employers remains a priority for FWO as it continues to conduct surpris...

Perth eateries in FWO’s sights

About 20 eateries in Perth have been targeted for inspection based on their prior history of non-compliance or having em...
parliamentary, parliament

Workplaces urged to ensure they are up to speed on new law changes

The definition of a serious contravention has also been changed such that it is no longer required to prove a breach was...

Tasmanian farms inspected over suspected underpayments

The investigations are part of FWO's Agriculture Strategy which has targeted already more than 450 businesses in the agr...

Vietnamese eateries to face court over alleged underpayments

The operators allegedly subjected their workers to an unlawful 'strike' system what involved further deductions from wor...

FWO urges compliance with new Industrial Relations law changes

Most changes to the Closing Loopholes laws took effect on 15 December 2023, while others will take effect between now an...

South Brisbane eateries in FWO’s sights

Protecting vulnerable workers and improving compliance in the fast food, restaurant and café sector are priorities for t...