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Sandwich Chef’s $182,596 in unpaid wages recovered by FWO


The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $182,596 in unpaid wages for 214 workers after it investigated 39 outlets of the Sandwich Chefs deli carvery franchise across four states and found 82

Gyoza Gyoza franchisee fined $78,220


A Gyoza Gyoza franchisee has to pay a $78,220.80 fine after a court found the restaurant operator had deliberately breached the Fair Work Act and misled the Fair Work Ombudsman. Acting

Fun Tea multi-unit operator faces court


The operator of three bubble tea outlets in the Adelaide CBD has been summonsed to face court for allegedly underpaying its staff more than $186,000. Facing court is Yuxuan Group

Former Rapid Tune franchisee faces court


A former Rapid Tune franchisee is heading to court for alleged staff underpayment and faces a maximum penalty of up to $33,300 for failing to comply with a Compliance Notice. The

4-tier system revealed for mandatory vaccinations at work


The Fair Work Ombudsman has adopted a new four-tiered approach for mandatory vaccines in Australian workplaces, and moved away from its earlier advice that employers are “overwhelmingly” unable to introduce mandatory vaccinations

Former real estate agency fined $63,000


A former real estate agency has been fined $63,000 in penalties for workplace law breaches. The Fair Work Ombudsman secured the penalties against the former operators of a Stockdale &

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