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...

Cleaning contractors at 90 per cent of Woolworths’ Tasmanian supermarkets were found not complying with workplace laws a Fair Work Ombudsman inquiry has uncovered. Examining supermarket cleaning contractors...

Woolworths has a signed a proactive compliance deed with the Fair Work Ombudsman committing to protecting the workplace rights of its trolley collectors. As part of the deed, Woolworths will monitor its...

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...

The Fair Work Ombudsman has said the Baiada Group, Australia’s second largest poultry processor, has significantly improved its workplace practices and addressed the exploitation of vulnerable overseas...

The Fair Work Ombudsman has just issued a report criticising Woolworths with a finding that some trolley collectors working at its supermarkets were being paid as little as $10 an hour. The trolley collectors...

7-Eleven is offering a new franchising model as part of revival attempts following the investigation into alleged widespread employee underpayments.   The new model was communicated to franchise...

Coles Supermarkets revealed to a Federal Senate enquiry this week that it is auditing all its suppliers for employee relations compliance. This followed ABC TV’s broadcast of a Four Corners episode uncovering...

Two different court cases involving shopping trolleys have lobbed big bills on the supermarket giant Coles. Coles has been ordered by the Supreme Court of New South Wales to pay $500,000 to a woman who...