News Items matching Employment Law - Worker Perspective


Bendigo fast-food worker paid $11 an hour

Date: 25 Aug 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a fast food shop in Bendigo paid staff as little as $11 an hour because the employer believed it was the 'going...

Business with "no idea" about minimum pay rates now faces $46,000 unpaid wages bill

Date: 20 Aug 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Industrial Relations, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that the operator of a take-away food outlet in Melbourne who underpaid his staff over $46,000 admitted having no...

$65,000 back-pay for 19 Cairns employees

Date: 23 Jul 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Industrial Relations

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a family business in Cairns will reimburse 19 casual employees almost $65,000 after receiving advice that it...

Fear of retribution blamed for low wages at Korean restaurants in Sydney

Date: 09 Jul 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective

The Fair Work Ombudsman has stated that a Korean restaurant says it advertised for staff for as little as $12 an hour because it feared retribution from...

Restaurant operators fined for failing to backpay employees

Date: 26 Feb 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that the operators of a Gold Coast restaurant have been fined a total of $84,500 after engaging in a campaign of...

Sushi bar reimburses worker after $5000 underpayment

Date: 12 Feb 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Industrial Relations

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that the operator of a sushi bar paid her staff a "market rate" after doing a ring-around of her competitors to find...

Property company fined for breaching workplace laws

Date: 04 Feb 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a South Australian man took a sales position at a residential property company with an advertised potential...

ASIC ensures QBE meets expected outsourcing standards for dispute resolution

Date: 03 Feb 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced that QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited (QBE) will make changes to its outsourcing...

Advertising company and director fined $100,000 over underpayments

Date: 02 Feb 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a national advertising company and its director have been penalised a total of $100,000 after failing to pay...

Court rejects restaurant's demand to rectify underpayment of casual employee

Date: 30 Jan 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Workplace disputes

The Fair Work Ombudsman announced that when a Bendigo restaurant was asked to back-pay a casual employee it had short-changed, it refused to do so unless...

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