Image

Fair Work Ombudsman

New Fair Work Information Statement Released, why all employers should take note
3 months ago

New Fair Work Information Statement Released, why all employers should take note

By  •  Human Resources

The Fair Work Information Statement, or FWIS, is prepared and published each year by the regulator, the Fair Work Ombudsman, under Section 124 of the Fair Work Act 20019 (Cth).


Read More

Failure to correct $21,748 worth of underpayments results in more than $3 million fines
3 months ago

Failure to correct $21,748 worth of underpayments results in more than $3 million fines

By  •  Compliance

In what will be the first time the Fair Work Ombudsman relies on the “serious contraventions provisions” of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers legislation a Melbourne toy retailer who underpaid 8 …
Read More

FWO launches 2019-20 priorities
4 months ago

FWO launches 2019-20 priorities

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker today announced the regulator’s priorities for the year ahead, which will direct the agency’s compliance work and enforcement outcomes.

In an address to the 2019 …
Read More

NSW service station chain faces court
6 months ago

NSW service station chain faces court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a major service station chain for allegedly underpaying 22 employees $62,393 at sites across regional NSW.  

Facing the Federal Circuit …
Read More

Migrant Workers Taskforce releases final report
7 months ago

Migrant Workers Taskforce releases final report

By  •  Employment

In October 2016, the Australian Government established the Migrant Workers Task Force and protected Professor Allan Fels AO, a former Commissioner of the ACCC, as the Chair of the Task …
Read More

Former Caltex franchisee penalised $77,000
7 months ago

Former Caltex franchisee penalised $77,000

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured total penalties of $77,708 against a former Sydney Caltex franchisee who falsified wage records for migrant workers.

The Federal Circuit Court today penalised Mohammad …
Read More

Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, say experts
9 months ago

Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, say experts

Labor party proposals to criminalise wage theft in Victoria and NSW are under question, with research warning the strategy might be unconstitutional.

In their research paper, Melissa Kennedy and John …
Read More

Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars
11 months ago

Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars

A landmark study has found a silent underclass of vulnerable Australian workers is owed an estimated billion dollars with almost a third paid $12 per hour or less – almost …
Read More

Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders
12 months ago

Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken legal action against the former operators of a petrol station on the NSW Central Coastwho allegedly underpaid two migrant workers over $50,000.

Kamaldeep Singh and …
Read More

Shared Responsibility;  Accountant and Payroll Firm found jointly responsible for underpayments
1 year ago

Shared Responsibility; Accountant and Payroll Firm found jointly responsible for underpayments

By  •  Legal

In a recent landmark decision the full Federal Court has applied penalties to a qualified accounting and payroll firm for its role in the underpayment of staff at a restaurant …
Read More