Posts Tagged ‘Fair Work Ombudsman’

Fair Work Ombudsman recovers $746,000 in unpaid wages

Chef cooking food in a wok

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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Coffee Club franchisee in Court over 457 visa fraud

A Coffee Club café franchisee in Brisbane allegedly coerced an overseas worker to repay $18,000 of his wages by threatening to cancel his 457 skilled worker visa if he didn’t do so.  The accusations come amid the Turnbull Government’s proposed changes to the 457 visas which are common in Australia’s cooking profession. Summary A Coffee…

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Record $126,000 penalty against Brisbane businessman for underpaying employees

A legal action initiated by the Fair Work Ombudsman has resulted in a penalty of $126,540 against a businessman “centrally involved” in a Brisbane cleaning company, the highest ever penalty secured by the FWO against an individual. In a press release, the FWO outlines the penalty against businessman Bijal Girish Sheth, who was involved with…

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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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Record fine for 7-Eleven pay scam

record fine for 7-Eleven pay scam

A 7-Eleven operator in Sydney has been penalised a record $214,200 for deliberately short-changing two migrant employees and falsifying records. Harmandeep Singh Sarkaria – who owns and operates the 7-Eleven at Bankstown – has been penalised $35,700 and his company Amritsaria Four Pty Ltd a further $178,500. They are the largest penalties secured against a 7-Eleven franchisee…

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