Posts Tagged ‘employer compliance’

Fair Work Ombudsman recovers $746,000 in unpaid wages

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Source: Smartcompany The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has asked consumers to consider the real price of cheap food after recovering $746,203 in unpaid wages for almost 400 workers including migrants in recent blitz of sushi restaurants. The FWO has audited 45 sushi businesses in NSW, Queensland and the ACT, finding widespread non-compliance with workplace laws…

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Get Ready for 1 July 2017

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End of financial year is a significant time for business, and with one of the most complex immigration and workplace relations systems in the world, it is essential that business owners stay updated and compliant with the changes that come into effect on or after 1 July 2017. Below we summarise the key changes arising…

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Company accused of “slavery”, penalised $227,300

Source: HC Online A labour-hire company and its director have been penalised $227,300 for underpaying employees and luring them to Australia with false promises. Maroochy Sunshine has been penalised $186,000 and its sole director, Emmanuel Bani, an additional $41,300 in the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane after legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Twenty-two…

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7-Eleven store owner given record fine for exploiting workers

The owner of a Brisbane 7-Eleven store who systematically exploited workers has been fined more than $400,000, the largest penalty imposed in Australia by a court after action by the Fair Work Ombudsman     Background This case related to the underpayment of 12 employees, including a number of international students, a total of $82,661…

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