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NSW service station chain faces court
4 weeks 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
2 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 …
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Employers demand crackdown on worker underpayments
3 months 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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Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars
6 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 …
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Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders
7 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 …
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Boss pocketed migrant employee’s $12k parental leave pay
11 months ago

Boss pocketed migrant employee’s $12k parental leave pay

A NSW man who attempted to pocket his employee’s government-funded parental leave pay has been ordered to pay $118,440 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).

Kulpreet Singh was the …
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Roadhouse manager fined $20,000 in legal first for Fair Work Ombudsman
11 months ago

Roadhouse manager fined $20,000 in legal first for Fair Work Ombudsman

THE former manager of a Great Western Highway roadhouse near Lithgow has been fined almost $20,000 for failing to pay government-funded parental leave to an employee.

The Fair Work Ombudsman …
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$118,000 in penalties after NSW roadhouse operator “well and truly caught out by FWO”
11 months ago

$118,000 in penalties after NSW roadhouse operator “well and truly caught out by FWO”

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $118,440 in penalties in Court after a NSW roadhouse manager tried to deprive an Indian employee of her Government-funded parental leave pay by falsely …
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HR Highlight Case Review:  When breaching cardinal rules warrant instant dismissal
11 months ago

HR Highlight Case Review: When breaching cardinal rules warrant instant dismissal

In a recent case the Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of an employee for using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle once, despite a 27 year …
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Compliance, navigating the minefield
12 months ago

Compliance, navigating the minefield

By  •  Legal

Getting compliance right in the complex Australian system is difficult, especially so for small businesses.  It is easy for small business operators to become so focused on the success of …
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