wage theft

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Industry bodies back awards system review

25/11/2019

Amid growing wage theft reports, backing for a review of the nation’s award system is steadily swelling. The National Retail Association (NRA) on Friday said it was “ready, willing and

$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

“Complex system” not to blame for wage theft

13/11/2019

Is Australia’s award system so complex major corporations capable of handling millions of customers and billions of dollars can’t manage to pay employees properly? That’s the spin flowing freely in

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