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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...
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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...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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...