- Fair Work Ombudsman crackdown on employee underpayment
As the Fair Work Ombudsman focuses in on employee underpayment across multiple industries, it’s a warning to all employers to ensure remuneration processes and policies are transparent and clearly communicated.
- Subclass 457 Visa Reforms – Panel Recommendations and Compliance Measures
A review of Australia’s subclass 457 visa program for essential temporary skilled worker visas is now complete. Conducted by an independent panel, the review makes 22 key recommendations largely favoured by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and which are seen as positive steps towards a more streamlined visa program. It is expected that a formal government response, including the possible introduction of the necessary legislative changes, will follow in the coming months.
- Business fined $90,000 for underpaying staff
A Sydney company has been fined for deliberately underpaying more than 350 workers, many of whom were young and from non-English-speaking backgrounds.
- Company faces court after ignoring FWC order
In a landmark case, a Melbourne gym is facing legal action in the Federal Circuit Court after ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to pay compensation to an unfairly dismissed employee.
- Fair Work Ombudsman cracks down on under-payment
Workers in Tasmania and Melbourne received about $100,000 in back-paid wages and entitlements, following investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
- Paying workers in pizza sees restaurant operators fined
Giving teenage employees food and drink instead of wages has cost two restaurant operators more than $300,000 in fines.