Wages theft has cost one Brisbane-based The Ironing Shop franchisee $112,420. ANS.HL Trading Pty Ltd, which operates four The Ironing Shop franchises at Teneriffe, Kangaroo Point, Norman Park and Ascot paid a Chinese national unlawfully low flat
An ex-La Porchetta franchisee is being hauled before the Federal Circuit Court for alleged workplace breaches. Facing court is Little Italy Wagga Wagga Pty Ltd, the former franchisee for the outlet until
The minimum wage in Australia will rise from July 1 to $753.80 a week, or $19.84 an hour. That’s the equivalent of a $13 a week increase. However the impact
Booming bubble-tea business Chatime has been slammed by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) for allegedly underpaying staff more than $169,000. Unlike previous instances in the sector, the Chatime underpayment allegedly
Australian small businesses in financial trouble may have a new course of action, should a new Insolvency Inquiry overhaul the current practices. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
Independent service station chain, Westside Petroleum is facing legal action following allegations of underpayment. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) alleges that the chain, which operates franchised sites underpaid 22 employees
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has conducted a series of surprise audits on fast food franchise, Gami Chicken and Beer. The Gami Chicken surprise audits come after the FWO received
More than $77,000 worth of penalties has been secured against a former Caltex franchisee in Sydney after the Fair Work Ombudsman uncovered a history of falsified wages and exploitation of migrant workers.