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Crust pizza outlet grilled for alleged underpayment

21/01/2020

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

07/01/2020

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

$169,000 Chatime underpayment allegations surface

18/12/2019

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

Former Crust franchisee slammed with $75,000 penalty

19/11/2019

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

12/11/2019

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

Coffee Club franchisee backpays $36,000 after investigation

29/10/2019

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

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

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

Service station chain, Westside Petroleum facing court action

15/04/2019

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