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Ombudsman Archives

New laws to stop 7-Eleven type scandals

Last night's bill sees government introduce harsher penalties for employers.

7-Eleven operator in hot water

Former operator of 7-Eleven fined for underpaying worker more than $20,000.

Deck of cards falling for Kenny’s Cardiology

Ombudsman seeks injunction against giftware operator for underpaying employees.

Hungry Jack’s, Sports Bar and Bistro under fire

Airport vendors ordered to back pay after short changing staff in excess of $472,000.

Overworked and underpaid

Fair work investigation reveals retailer paid staff $12 an hour.

New ombudsman for small business

Bruce Billson releases draft laws to establish an Australian small business ombudsman.

Furniture retailers caught underpaying

Employees at furniture and floor covering stores back paid more than $100,000 in wages.

Fair Work appoints Ombudsman

Senior manager in the federal Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations appointed as Ombudsman.

Takeaway shop under fire

Fair Work launches legal action on regional eatery, following claims it underpaid staff more than $60,000.