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Employer fined $130,000 for not paying unfair dismissal compensation

Employer fined $130,000 for not paying unfair dismissal compensation

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James said the penalties demonstrate that "serious consequences apply" for neglecting Fair Work Commission orders

Fair Work finds 72% of audited businesses breached workplace laws

Fair Work finds 72% of audited businesses breached workplace laws

The most common breaches related to underpayment of workers base hourly rates

Caltex franchisee penalised $100K for falsifying wage records

Caltex franchisee penalised $100K for falsifying wage records

The penalties are the highest that Fair Work has secured in a legal action relating solely to record-keeping and pay slip breaches

Pizza Hut franchisee penalised $216,700 for sham contracting

Pizza Hut franchisee penalised $216,700 for sham contracting

The employer misrepresented to a delivery driver that he was an independent contractor, not an employee

Foodora accused of breaching the Fair Work Act

Foodora accused of breaching the Fair Work Act

The food deliver company allegedly misrepresented to employees that they were independent contractors