Fair Work Ombudsman
3:06PM | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 | The Fair Work Ombudsman has been given extra powers to monitor possible rorts under the 457 visa program.
3:30PM | Thursday, 14 March 2013 | The owner of a Canberra restaurant has been fined over $16,000 for using individual contracts to try and avoid paying minimum wage obligations.
2:21PM | Monday, 11 February 2013 | Flexible work arrangements are very much on the election agenda, as Labor releases more details about legislation changes.
10:03PM | Tuesday, 30 October 2012 | Complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman are soaring, with the Ombudsman's annual report revealing there were 26,366 complaints in the past year, up from 21,890 during the previous year.
8:53PM | Tuesday, 21 August 2012 | The Fair Work Ombudsman says the involvement of young workers was a key factor in the decision to prosecute the owner-operator of a childcare centre for allegedly underpaying staff.
8:41PM | Friday, 17 August 2012 | More than $206,000 has been reimbursed to past and present employees of Cobbler Plus and Watch Works kiosks across the country, following a complaint from a worker.
8:17PM | Thursday, 9 August 2012 | The peak small business group is calling for changes to workplace rules that would see award rates determined by the size of a business rather than the industry it is in.
7:57PM | Monday, 16 July 2012 | Hairdressing salons are being urged to review their workplace obligations after the Fair Work Ombudsman fined a Perth salon for discriminating against a disabled, pregnant employee.
7:30PM | Thursday, 12 July 2012 | The operators of a NSW transport business face substantial fines after the Fair Work Ombudsman launched a prosecution against them, alleging they were involved in sham contracting activity.
5:50PM | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | A Subway franchisee is in hot water for allegedly underpaying 11 staff by more than $50,000, with an industry expert warning that franchisors should ensure their franchisees receive proper legal information.