Fair Work Ombudsman

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Cleaning industry, contractors

Sydney cleaning company penalised over non-payment of casual worker

The FWO are highlighting the fact that businesses who ignore Compliance Notices can face the threat of court-imposed pen...

FWO recovers unpaid wages for 200+ sandwich franchise workers

"Improving compliance among franchises and in the food sector are ongoing priorities for the Fair Work Ombudsman."

NDIS plan-management provider gets court date for underpayments

The former worker was found to have been underpaid his benefits as well as the full-time minimum wage, payment-in-lieu-o...
obstructing

Transport operator penalised over unlawful JobKeeper cashback scheme

A judge descibed the conduct of the operator of a Queensland transport business as "reprehensible", "deliberate" and "ca...
electrical services

Electrical services operator charged over underpayments

The operator of electrical services firm admitted before the court that he was involved in the company’s failure to calc...
cafe franchisees, franchisee, compliance, cafe businesses

Cafe served with court date over alleged violation of workplace laws

The cafe agreed the former employee was owed $7985.10, however, they only paid back $1330.85 (less applicable tax) and m...
hearing, dispute resolution, labour-hire

Hospital café operators to face court over underpayments

The café operator allegedly underpaid the wages and penalty rates of two visa-holder workers and failed to comply with a...

Sushi restaurant operator hit with $80,000 in penalties over underpayments

A Fair Work Inspector issued two Compliance Notices on the back of the belief that the workers had not been paid entitle...
italian restaurant

Former Italian restaurant operators penalised for non-compliance with FWO

The FWO stated, "When Compliance Notices are not followed, we are prepared to take legal action to ensure workers receiv...
Fair Work Ombudsman

Brisbane eateries audited for workplace compliance

The restaurant sector accounted for 36 per cent of FWO's litigations in 2020-21, with penalties of $1,841,347 secured fr...