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Geowash slammed with mammoth $4.2m penalty


Close to 12 months after successfully prosecuting former hand car wash franchise Geowash, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has secured a monster $4.2m in penalties. On Friday, the

Former Crust franchisee slammed with $75,000 penalty


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.

Flight Centre penalised $252,000


Flight Centre has paid $252,000 in penalties after the ACCC issued two infringement notices for alleged misleading advertisements. The ads promoted holiday vouchers during the 2018 Christmas and 2019 Easter

5 things franchisors must know about the inquiry


Seventy-one. That’s how many recommendations were made in the recent Parliamentary inquiry report into franchising. And sitting at over 350 pages, the report can be difficult (and time consuming!) to

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.

Ultra Tune fined $2.6m in landmark decision


A landmark decision by the Federal Court has seen automotive and mechanic franchise Ultra Tune Australia issued with a $2.6m penalty.

$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).

ASIC issues $257,000 penalty for home-appliance franchise


A Queensland-based home-appliance rental franchise has been ordered to pay more $250,000 following an investigation from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).