Fair Work Ombudsman


Fair Work Ombudsman gets new powers to police 457 visa rorts

3:06PM | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 |  The Fair Work Ombudsman has been given extra powers to monitor possible rorts under the 457 visa program.

FWO slams restaurant over contracts used to avoid wage obligations

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.

Fair Work changes coming, business hesitant over flexible working rights

2:21PM | Monday, 11 February 2013 |  Flexible work arrangements are very much on the election agenda, as Labor releases more details about legislation changes.

Complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman are soaring: Report

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.

Childcare centre accused of underpaying “young, vulnerable” workers

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.

Cobblers cop a load as complaint results in $206,000 back-pay for 260 workers

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.

COSBOA calls for new IR award for small business

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.

Hairdressing salons in hot water for discrimination, underpayments

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.

NSW transport company Happy Cabby accused of sham contracting

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.

Subway franchisee accused of underpaying workers more than $50,000

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.