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Fair Work Ombudsman

Fair Work Ombudsman Archives

FWO takes Coles to court over alleged $115m in underpayments

Last year Coles said it had underpaid workers by around $20 million – the FWO thinks otherwise.

FWO taking Woolworths to court for failure to back-pay underpaid workers

According to the FWO, Woolies underpaid 70 employees $1.17 million between March 2018 and 2019, and it has failed to rep...

Inquiry uncovers widespread mistreatment of farm workers

Underpayment of Harvest Trail workers well in excess of $1 million.

FWO praises Chemist Warehouse in national compliance report

The pharmacy committed to upgrading systems and processes and resolving all underpayments.

Court penalises IGA operator over $320,000

Fair Work Ombudsman finds IGA operator deliberately underpaid workers.

Woolworths signs up to protect contract cleaners

An inquiry uncovered significant underpayment of vulnerable workers and record-keeping breaches.

Caltex franchisee fined over wage records

Franchisee under the spotlight.

Former 7-Eleven owner fined for underpaying workers

Fair Work Ombudsman fines convenience store's former owner.

Ombudsman says ‘exploitation’ of Woolworths cleaners alarming

Ombudsman says cleaners were paid in unrecorded cash-in-hand payments and no payslips.

Fair Work Ombudsman files legal action against Caltex franchisee

Petrol franchisee allegedly falsified records of wage rates paid to overseas workers.

Woolworths commits to protect trolley collectors

Supermarket giant aims to prevent exploitation of vulnerable workforces.

7-Eleven operator fined for underpayments

Owner was penalised with $168,000.

Fruit farmer allegedly underpaid workers and falsified records

Zucco Farming faces Federal Circuit Court.

Pizza Hut franchisee faces Court

Fair Work Ombudsman commences legal action for alleged underpayment.

Domino’s wages audit falls further behind

Pizza chain’s response to underpayments slips six months behind schedule.

Franchise owners battle Caltex over unfair treatment

Petrol giant accused of “oppressive” and “unAustralian” demands.

Wholesaler hit with $76k bill for underpayments

Ignorance of required pay rates is no defence, says Ombudsman.

7-Eleven signs on to new compliance deed

Convenience chain commits to ‘landmark’ agreement with Fair Work Ombudsman.
Chemist Warehouse

Chemist Warehouse’s bumper back-pay to staff

Discount pharmacy chain ordered to pay back employees for unpaid training.

Caltex refutes claims of underpayment

Caltex challenges allegations of underpayment.