AUTHORITIES are urging business to check the new minimum pay rates that apply from July 1, 2018. The Fair Work Ombudsman is leading the call. From this date, the national minimum wage will increase to...

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has urged Australian consumers to boycott Streets’ ice cream brands. Streets are the producers of the popular Paddle Pop, Golden Gaytime, Magnum and Cornetto...

Franchisors in Australia have been warned to prepare for the introduction of new laws that will make them responsible for employee underpayments made by franchisees. Speaking at the National Franchising...

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has issued record penalties of $532, 000 in an employee exploitation case involving a regional NSW café. Two of the exploited workers were coerced into paying back part of...

7-Eleven Australia is launching a wage repayment program to process compensation claims by employees not paid correctly by franchisee owners. The program is supported by an interdependent Secretariat and...

Fair Work inspectors will audit up to 100 Canberra restaurants between now and February, 2012, as part of a new Australian Government education and compliance campaign. Inspectors will check that employers...

Random audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed that more than one-quarter of non-franchised take-away outlets in Queensland food courts are not complying with workplace laws. Fair Work is the...

The Fair Work Ombudsman and McDonald’s Australia have embarked on a new national initiative designed to ensure employee pay packets for McDonald’s 85,000-strong national workforce are accurate. McDonald’s,...

The operators of fruit and vegetable stores in Wagga and Sydney have been fined almost $90,000 for underpaying 40 of their workers. The penalties were handed down in the Federal Magistrates Court in Sydney...

Fair Work inspectors will this week conduct face-to-face visits to about 80 fast food outlets located in various Brisbane food courts, as well as food businesses on the Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Cairns,...