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


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


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


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)

The Ironing Shop franchisee facing wage theft allegations


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

Endota Day Spa operator slammed for underpayment


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

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

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

$335,000 in penalties for former 7-Eleven franchisee in Melbourne


The former operators of a 7-Eleven franchise in Melbourne have paid out a total of $335,664 in penalties following a report into employee underpayment from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).