Wages 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...

Marked improvement in financial equality…with the help of Barbie and the Matildas

The last quarter has seen a noted increase of women being appointed in directorships as well as a narrowing of the gende...
manufacturers, manufacturing

Base pay at SMEs in manufacturing, transport, and logistics industries on the rise

Workers in manufacturing, transport and logistics are working more monthly hours as the average size of SMEs in the sect...

Aussie small businesses remain resilient in the face of inflation

While sales, jobs, and wages growth have slowed in the first half of 2023, the Index highlighted that overall conditions...
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...

SME profits remain positive despite recession fears

A third of SMEs expect wage rises over the next three months due to end-of-financial year reviews and the recently annou...
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...