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Written by Workforce editor David Marin-Guzman Exclusive In what has been described as a “game-changing” move, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is seeking penalties and compensation orders against seven shipping crew members over their 20-day sit-in last year after they discovered they were going to be made redundant. It is the first time the regulator ...more
Written by Workforce editor David Marin-Guzman The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) says lack of compulsory interview powers has hampered its ability to obtain evidence that 7-Eleven head office was “involved” in widespread underpayments. That was despite findings the franchisor had an unusually high degree of control over its franchisees and was on notice about underpayments ...more