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Labor to tackle wage theft in franchise businesses


Victims of wage theft in franchise businesses could have claims of up to $100,000 resolved in a day under a new proposal from the Labor party. Labour leader Bill Shorten

Chatime reacts to underpayment claims


Chatime has hit the headlines for alleged underpayment of staff amounting to a massive $10 million owed to employees. According to a report in the The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald alleged underpayment has been rife since

Service station chain, Westside Petroleum facing court action


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

FWO springs Gami Chicken with surprise audits


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

Chatime ex-franchisee faces legal action


A former Chatime bubble tea franchisee and its directors could face penalties for alleged workers underpayments of more than $46,000. Panol DC Pty Ltd operated the Chatime Cinema City outlet

Migrant worker underpayment could lead to jail time


Employers who deliberately engage in employee wage fraud may face jail time under a Morrison government plan to target migrant worker underpayment and exploitation. Kelly O’Dwyer, Industrial Relations Minister gave

Former Subway franchisee fined $65,000


A former Subway franchisee in Sydney copped a hefty fine this week, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman. The Federal Circuit Court issued Danmin Zhang, the former operator

Former Subway franchisee cops $65,000 penalty


A former Subway franchisee in Sydney has copped a hefty fine this week, following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Former Caltex franchisee slammed with $77,000 penalty


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.

Retail Zoo boosts compliance following FWO partnership


Retail Zoo, the company behind franchise chains Boost Juice, Cibo Espresso and Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill has been praised by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) in a new report released today.