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FWO launches legal action against United Petroleum
8 months ago

FWO launches legal action against United Petroleum

In a major warning to all businesses operating in the fuel retail industry, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) launched legal action against United Petroleum this week claiming that the company …
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United Petroleum faces court over underpayment investigation
8 months ago

United Petroleum faces court over underpayment investigation

United Petroleum has been accused of frustrating an investigation into whether the petrol giant is liable for underpayments in its franchise network by refusing to hand over records.

The Fair …
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Wage theft a symptom of a complex system
8 months ago

Wage theft a symptom of a complex system

The notion of ‘wage theft’ has attracted plenty of attention over the last couple of years, with a long list of well-known businesses having been engulfed in allegations of wage …
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New Fair Work Information Statement Released, why all employers should take note
11 months ago

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

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).


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

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

By  •  ACAPMA, 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 …
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FWO launches 2019-20 priorities
12 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 …
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NSW service station chain faces court
1 year 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 …
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Migrant Workers Taskforce releases final report
1 year ago

Migrant Workers Taskforce releases final report

By  •  ACAPMA, 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 …
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Former Caltex franchisee penalised $77,000
1 year 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 …
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Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, say experts
1 year 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 …
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