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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

$2.3m Sunglass Hut underpayment revealed

25/09/2019

Over 600 Sunglass Hut employees across Australia are set to be back-paid more than $2.3m after the chain admitted to underpaying staff. The Sunglass Hut underpayment admission revealed that between

The Ironing Shop franchisee facing wage theft allegations

20/09/2019

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

Coffee Club franchisee facing $15,000 underpayment scandal

17/09/2019

A Victorian The Coffee Club franchisee is the latest hospitality operator to come under fire for alleged underpayment and falsified records. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has commenced legal action

Criminalise wage theft: ex-ACCC head demands action

05/09/2019

“Get on with it now”. That was the message former head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Alan Fels sent Canberra on Wednesday, in an effort to criminalise

Wage theft shocking but unsurprising

01/08/2019

Many Australians are shocked by celebrity chef George Calombaris being caught for underpaying employees A$7.8m. It didn’t help, of course, that the television personality was also reported to be seeking a

Employers could face jail time over wage theft

25/07/2019

The Prime Minister has issued a stern warning to employers who exploit workers, in the wake of ongoing wage theft reports. Scott Morrison on Wednesday revealed that employers engaging in

Franchise brands urged to review minimum wage increase

02/07/2019

The end of financial year (EOFY) celebrations kicked off early for workers with the national minimum wage increase officially rolled out on Monday. The minimum wage increase sees rates rise

“Nothing short of a disgrace” – Domino’s class action brewing

25/06/2019

A franchise pizza giant is under fire, with staff and delivery drivers confirming a Domino’s class action suit is underway. The Domino’s class action, which was filed in Federal Court