Legal Archives

restaurant, cook

Court date served to underpaying former restaurant operator

A former worker was found to have been underpaid of the minimum wages, and weekend penalty rates and the restaurant oper...
How to tell when your business is suitable for franchising

ASBFEO welcomes Franchise regulatory framework review

The regulatory framework plays a vital role in supporting informed commercial decision-making and positive relationships...
cleaning company, cleaner

Etihad Stadium’s cleaning operators penalised for underpayments

It was determined that the primary contractor knew that the funds it paid to the subcontractors were insufficient to ena...
shareholder dispute, disputes, dispute resolution

Small Business Ombudsman reaches milestone in dispute resolution

The ASBFEO also provides access to mental health support and tools, as well as a Tax Concierge Service for small busines...
agriculture, farmers, farms

Lockyer Valley businesses inspected over workplace compliance

The businesses inspected were chosen either based on intelligence indicating potential worker underpayments or because t...
food precinct

Wages recovered for underpaid Melbourne food precinct workers

The inspections were part of FWO's national program that has targeted food precincts across the country.
compensation scheme, pay issues

Health food retailer penalised for failure to compensate unfairly dismissed workers

The health food retailer was penalised was penalised $54,264 by the court, in addition to the amount it still owes to th...
migrant workers

Victorian farm faces court date over alleged underpayments and records falsification

Given the allegations of falsified or non-existent records, Lotus Farm Pty Ltd will have to disprove underpayment allega...

NSW toughens penalties for those who abuse retail staff

Over the past year more than 1700 serious incidents of abuse of retail staff reported over the past 12 months Australia-...
cafe franchisees, franchisee, compliance, cafe businesses

Former Melbourne cafe operator penalised for underpaying 13 workers

A Compliance Notice required a total payment of $36,479 to the employees but the company only made only partial back-pay...