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Regulator steering is risky
4 months ago

Regulator steering is risky

Earlier this week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a special report that examined the different pricing behaviours of businesses operating in the Australian retail fuels market during …
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FWO launches legal action against United Petroleum
5 months ago

FWO launches legal action against United Petroleum

By  •  Compliance

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
5 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
5 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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Failure to correct $21,748 worth of underpayments results in more than $3 million fines
8 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 …
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Sydney taxi driver’s fuel price surges to $42.97 in under a second
8 months ago

Sydney taxi driver’s fuel price surges to $42.97 in under a second

It looks like a regular fuel pump, digits ticking over predictably as a driver fills up his car – until the figures suddenly skyrocket by 180 per cent.

That …
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FWO launches 2019-20 priorities
9 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
11 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 …
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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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Employers demand crackdown on worker underpayments
1 year ago

Employers demand crackdown on worker underpayments

One of the nation’s largest employer groups has demanded a crackdown on businesses that rip off workers.

In its pre-budget submission, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls on …
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