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18 of 22 outlets non-compliant; Subway’s underpayment concerns realised

01/10/2019

After months of allegations and intense media scrutiny, fresh-food franchise Subway’s underpayment concerns have finally been realised. On Tuesday, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced that it had recovered $81,638.82

Cover-up allegations put United Petroleum under the pump

30/09/2019

Franchised service station operator United Petroleum is under the pump after allegations of a wage theft cover-up emerged late last week. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched legal against

The Ironing Shop franchisee facing wage theft allegations

20/09/2019

Wage theft has once again hit the headlines, with the operator of four The Ironing Shop franchised outlets in Brisbane facing allegations of migrant worker exploitation. On Friday, the Fair

Muffin Break franchisor back-pays $26,000 following compliance audit

03/09/2019

Jamaica Blue and Muffin Break franchisor, Foodco has back-paid 166 employees a total of $26,562.30 following the completion of a two-year compliance agreement with the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). The

Café franchisee in underpayment scandal

15/08/2019

A Han’s Café franchisee in Western Australia is the latest business owner to come under fire for underpayment, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). Theo Jose Dominic

Subway wages in FWO spotlight

12/08/2019

Will sandwich chain Subway be the latest fast food chain to have franchisees fall foul of the Fair Work Ombudsman? A report in Fairfax Media indicates the FWO is pursuing underpayment concerns at the

Employers could face jail time over wage theft

25/07/2019

The Prime Minister has issued a stern warning to employers who exploit workers, in the wake of ongoing wage theft reports. Scott Morrison on Wednesday revealed that employers engaging in

Endota Day Spa operator slammed for underpayment

23/07/2019

The operator of six Endota Day Spa centres in Sydney has back-paid 13 workers more than $65,000 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). Chris Barbour, director of

Franchise brands urged to review minimum wage increase

02/07/2019

The end of financial year (EOFY) celebrations kicked off early for workers with the national minimum wage increase officially rolled out on Monday. The minimum wage increase sees rates rise

Tokyo Sushi operators cop hefty $383,616 fine

03/06/2019

Tokyo Sushi operators fined $383,616 by the Federal Circuit Court had underpaid workers more than $70,000. The court imposed personal penalties of $63,936 against Kiyoshi Hasegawa for her role in underpaying a total