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Cafe chain 85 Degrees allegedly underpaid staff $429,000


Cafe chain 85 Degrees has allegedly underpaid Taiwanese students working in its Sydney stores on a supposed internship arrangement. The FWO alleges that Taiwanese company Comestibles Master Co Ltd, the franchisor of the

Former IGA franchisee faces legal action


A former IGA franchisee faces legal action in the Federal Circuit Court over alleged non-compliance with workplace laws. The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges S & L Lenz Pty Ltd, the former franchisee

Serious breaches of Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws costs ex-franchisee $191,646


The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured its first penalties for serious breaches of Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws. The Federal Circuit Court fined Tac Pham Pty Ltd, the former franchisee of the

7-Eleven’s workplace compliance gets thumbs up after audits and $173m back pay


7-Eleven’s workplace compliance has improved significantly over the past three years, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman. The franchisor voluntarily entered into a Compliance Deed in December 2016 to improve compliance across

Top Juice wages recovered after workplace breaches


The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $32,435 in unpaid wages for 18 workers at Top Juice. The wages recovery follows an investigation into 16 outlets across eastern Australia after multiple anonymous

Hello Juice operators fined for ‘deliberately exploiting’ employees


The former operators of two Hello Juice outlets in Victoria were penalised $276,929 by the Federal Circuit Court for “deliberately exploiting” 27 employees. Skypic Group Pty Ltd and Skypac Group

Fair Work recovers $233,000 from Gami Chicken for unpaid wages


The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $233,087 in unpaid wages from 19 outlets of fried chicken chain Gami Chicken & Beer. The non-compliance was discovered in a pre-pandemic investigation after

Crust pizza outlet grilled for alleged underpayment


The operators of a Crust pizza outlet may find themselves in hot water next month when they face court accused of failing to comply with a Fair Work notice. Legal

$630,000 per breach; Former franchisee facing monster fines for alleged repeated exploitation


A former Han’s Café franchisee from Western Australia has become the state’s first to face legal action under the ‘serious contraventions’ provisions of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws. Former Perth

Burger chain pack pays workers whopping $1.12m


The Australian arm of Japanese burger chain MOS Burger has back-paid a whopping $1.12m to 285 workers following an investigation. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) investigation uncovered contraventions of the