Fair Work Ombudsman
Workforce surveyed key IR figures on what they saw as the big issues in 2018, and what they expected to be the major talking points for 2019. Here’s what they said: Kelly O’Dwyer, federal minister for industrial relations and employment What was the most important issue or event in industrial relations this year? It has become ...more
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
Written by Workforce editor David Marin-Guzman. Exclusive Malaysian restaurant chain and so-called ‘Sydney institution’ Mamak is facing court action following claims it underpaid its foreign workers more than $87k, with its owners allegedly concealing the underpayments by providing false records to the workplace ombudsman. The Fair Work Ombudsman’s action filed late last year comes as ...more
Written by Workforce editor David Marin-Guzman. Domino’s Pizza has been charging customers a 10% surcharge for Sundays despite not paying its workers weekend penalty rates and not paying delivery drivers any casual loading. Workforce Daily can reveal that Domino’s drivers are caught in a murky mid-point between national minimum wage rates and the rates under ...more
In what is the Fair Work Ombudsman’s fourth case relating to pregnancy discrimination, it has launched a prosecution against the operator Perth’s Dinki Di Child Care Centre.