The success rate of employers in unfair dismissal cases has dropped below 40% for the first time, according to new figures. Read more.
Workplace investigators have raided dozens of Fortitude Valley businesses to audit their wages records after tip-offs that bosses routinely underpaid staff Read more.
Fair Work inspectors have raided more than 80 businesses in NSW in response to complaints of rampant underpayment of young workers. Read more.
An employee at a Sydney RSL club will be paid more than $13,000 in compensation after the Fair Work Commission found she was constructively dismissed from her role when her employer cut her rostered shifts by 75%. Read more.
An agency named United Consulting supplied the employee to work as a mechanic at a car dealership in Richmond between January and March last year, but failed to pay the worker any wages. Read more.
Police and government agencies have raided Lockyer Valley farms over allegations of workers being ripped off. Read more.
A Gold Coast security company owner is facing charges in the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly sacking a worker sick with pneumonia, threatening to sack staff who spoke to the Fair Work Ombudsman and underpaying staff. Read more.
Three workers in Queensland’s Gold Coast region have been back-paid more than $50,000 in owed wages and entitlements after seeking assistance from the Fair Work Ombudsman. Read more.
A former Brisbane 7-Eleven operator has been hit with $168,000 in penalties for short-changing workers and falsifying records to conceal the underpayments. Read more.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is making it easier for migrant workers to report workplace concerns to the agency by launching its popular Anonymous Report function in 16 languages other than English. Read more.
Massage parlour workers who were wrongly fined for “a lack of passion”, “resisting hard work” and “speaking on the phone during a massage” have exposed major problems in the industry. Read more.