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Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
6 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
6 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”
6 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
6 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
7 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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Caltex CEO vents ‘frustration’ at Fair Work Ombudsman
7 months ago

Caltex CEO vents ‘frustration’ at Fair Work Ombudsman

Caltex chief executive Julian Segal has hit out at the Fair Work Ombudsman over its handling of the wage underpayment problem plaguing the fuel supplier’s franchise network, blaming the regulator for an unconstructive relationship …
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Compliance with workplace law continues as a concern
8 months ago

Compliance with workplace law continues as a concern

By  •  Employment

Earlier this week, the Australian Financial Review released an article detailing the findings of an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) into alleged wage non-compliance with workplace law amongst …
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Caltex franchise model ‘non-compliant and unsustainable’: Fair Work Ombudsman
9 months ago

Caltex franchise model ‘non-compliant and unsustainable’: Fair Work Ombudsman

Petrol giant Caltex Australia has been blasted by the Fair Work Ombudsman for widespread and systemic underpayment of wages and an unsustainable operating model across its franchise network.

The report, the culmination …
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