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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

Ombudsman confirms Grill’d under investigation


Just days after founder Simon Crowe issued a panicked email to partners reassuring them he had their best interests at heart, burger business Grill’d has had its worst fears realised.

CouriersPlease admits underpayment of $382,000


CouriersPlease “deeply regrets” effectively underpaying employees $382,065 over an eight year period by failing to provide staff with paid meal breaks. Last year a query from an employee prompted the national

$300,000 penalty for PappaRich franchisees


PappaRich franchisees in Sydney have copped over $300,000 in penalties, after the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) found that more than 150 staff members had been underpaid. In a disturbing case

Former Crust franchisee slammed with $75,000 penalty


Just weeks after a Crust franchisee in Hobart copped a $100,000 penalty, the pizza chain is under fire again for underpayment, this time involving a former Crust franchisee in Melbourne.

Top Juice outlets audited for compliance


Juice and smoothie franchise Top Juice has come under the microscope, after the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) conducted a series of surprise audits at outlets across the country. The Top

Crust Pizza franchisee hit with $100,000 penalty


A Crust Pizza franchisee in Hobart has copped a whopping $104,000 penalty for discrimination against migrant workers, after it was revealed they paid the employers far less than their Australian

Coffee Club franchisee backpays $36,000 after investigation


Just days after industry stalwarts warned of increasing migrant worker exploitation, a Coffee Club franchisee in Western Sydney has become the latest to fall foul of the disturbing trend. An