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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...

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...
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...

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...

Plumbing business to face court for allegedly underpaying young worker

A Sydney plumbing business allegedly failed to comply a Compliance Notice requiring it to calculate and back-pay an 18-y...