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Taskforce recommends criminal penalties for wage theft

What to do with retailers when underpayment isn't a mistake?

Labor Party seeks to redefine the rights of casual employees

Redefinition could strip industry of the protections already in place.

Casual workers receive pay raise ahead of busy Christmas period

The same penalty rates will soon apply to all workers.

It’s time to overhaul our complex awards system

Why it's no surprise that Super Retail Group underpaid workers.

Penalty rates decision to be overturned?

Chaos in Federal Parliament in the wake of the dual citizenship saga has opened the door to legislation that would overt...

7-Eleven pays out $150 million to staff

Convenience chain continues to pay back staff after revelations of under-payments and poor record-keeping.

Woolworths trolley deed a warning to more

Ombudsman believes deal should be a warning to other businesses.

Senate inquiry rejects penalty rate cuts

Fair Work's decision derided as a pursuit of retail sector profits.

7-Eleven responds to accusations

Independent panel to be established to review underpayment claims.

Restaurant franchise grilled over pay

Owners of take away chain hit with $100,000 penalty after failing to back pay chef.

SDA, Fair Work join forces

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association becomes first union to sign MoU.

Fish and chip shop caught cutting pay

Federal Court orders NSW fish and chip shop to fork out almost $200,000 for short paying staff.

Gloria Jean’s franchisee in hot water

Gloria Jean's operator ordered to pay compensation to sacked worker.

Cafe in hot water over wages

Perth cafe deducts staff pay for burnt food.

La Porchetta pay under review

Pay packets of La Porchetta employees to be reviewed.

Wage appeal overturned

Junior wage rate increase to start from next month following Federal Court ruling.

Fair Work gets digital refresh

Fair Work Ombudsman launches tailored, interactive website for business owners and staff.

La Porchetta franchisee fined

Owner of two La Porchetta outlets fined more than $334,000 for paying employees with pizza and soft drink.

Penalty rate cut for hospitality

In an interesting case which may foretell the fortunes of the retail industry, hospitality workers have had Sunday penal...

Restaurant under fire over pay

Former restaurant owner fined more than $40,000 for deliberately underpaying two employees.