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Casual Worker Argues

Casual Worker Argues 'I was Permanent!' and Collects 15...

26 March 2018

A federal court judge ordered an Australian company to pay out 15 years...

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Being “Too Busy and Lazy” to Keep Records Results in $43,200 in Penalties

Being “Too Busy and Lazy” to Keep Records Results in $43...

16 February 2018

An Adelaide massage parlour operator said he was “too busy and lazy” for...

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What's on the IR Radar for 2018?

15 February 2018

In 2018, all employers will see greater scrutiny in their engagement of...

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Travel Agency Unfairly Dismissed Pregnant Employee

Travel Agency Unfairly Dismissed Pregnant Employee

02 February 2018

A Sydney travel agency has been found guilty of unfairly dismissing a...

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Survive the

Survive the 'Sniff Test' - How the Ombudsman Scans for...

15 January 2018

Do you think the Fair Work Ombudsman is beyond making a mistake? Think again....

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Operator Penalised for Exploiting Overseas Backpackers

Operator Penalised for Exploiting Overseas Backpackers

11 January 2018

The operator underpaid 12 of his employees a total of $35,630 over a two...

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Canberra Businesses are Failing to Meet their Workplace Obligations Again

Canberra Businesses are Failing to Meet their Workplace...

09 January 2018

The Fair Work Ombudsman found 80 businesses within the ACT region who had not...

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Changes to Casual & Part-Time Entitlements

Changes to Casual & Part-Time Entitlements

08 January 2018

The Fair Work Commission varied certain overtime rates and minimum shift...

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Political Party Leader Short-Changes Workers

Political Party Leader Short-Changes Workers

14 December 2017

A political party leader penalised and criticised for his “arrogant” attitude.

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Sushi Operator Allegedly Underpaid Vulnerable Workers

Sushi Operator Allegedly Underpaid Vulnerable Workers

14 December 2017

22 employees underpaid a total of $18,671.

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Melbourne Cleaning Operator Exploits Overseas Workers

Melbourne Cleaning Operator Exploits Overseas Workers

12 December 2017

An operator is facing the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly exploiting...

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Record WA penalties of more than $500,000 for systematic exploitation of overseas workers.

Record WA penalties of more than $500,000 for systematic...

11 December 2017

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $510,840 in penalties against...

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