The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has commenced the first legal action utilising new reverse onus of proof laws that require employers to disprove underpayment allegations in Court when they have failed to keep adequate time and wages records or issue pay slips. Read more.
Thousands of retail and hospitality workers sitting on lower-paying "zombie" deals will revert to their respective awards from early March after the FWC terminated a 2007 agreement for Justin Hemmes' Merivale hospitality company and a 2011 Specialty Fashion Group deal. Read more.
Civil proceedings have today been instituted against employment relations company Employsure Pty Ltd for allegedly misleading small business consumers that it was, or was affiliated with, a government agency when that was not the case. Read more.
The former operators of a Gold Coast carwash-café have been penalised almost $70,000 for requiring an overseas worker to pay back over $21,000 of her wages and underpaying dozens of other workers. Read more.