migrant worker underpayment

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Wage thieves could be named and shamed

18/02/2020

Wage thieves and companies guilty of wage underpayment could be publicly named and shamed under proposed industrial relations reforms. Attorney-General Christian Porter, who is also industrial relations minister, has released a discussion

Burger chain pack pays workers whopping $1.12m

06/12/2019

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

$300,000 penalty for PappaRich franchisees

22/11/2019

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

Wage theft inquiry to probe systematic underpayment

15/11/2019

Employers who underpay workers are set to face close scrutiny, with the Federal government launching an official wage theft inquiry. The wage theft inquiry comes after corporate regulators and watchdogs identified

Crust Pizza franchisee hit with $100,000 penalty

04/11/2019

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

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

“The elephant in the room”; Addressing migrant worker underpayment in franchising

28/10/2019

Industry stalwarts have urged franchisors to remain cautious in light of an alarming number of wage theft and migrant worker underpayment reports. Speaking to delegates at the Franchise Council of

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

Fine places former Pizza Hut franchisee in liquidation

23/09/2019

A former Pizza Hut franchisee who exploited a delivery driver has been forced into liquidation, unable to pay a $216,000 penalty. Back in June, 2017, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO)