Ombudsman

Warranty company on the brink, say ex-staff

Myer's profits have plunged.

Jane Lee and Max Mason A struggling company that provided extended warranties for Myer and Big W is under the regulators' spotlight, amid claims from former staff that it has failed to pay wages since the first week of...

Staff to be protected from scarpering directors

The ASIC will clamp down on bosses who try to run away from their responsibilities to workers when companies fail.

Ben Butler Corporate regulators will clamp down on bosses who try to run away from their responsibilities.

Real estate agents' books to be checked

Real estate agent.

The books of up to 350 real estate agents will be scrutinised by the New South Wales Fair Work Ombudsman over fears some staff are not being paid correctly.

All fired up

work

James Adonis Want to sack an employee? The Fair Work Ombudsman provides five tips employers should never forget.

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Employers: they want your vote!

Vote.

James Adonis In what is shaping up to be an uninspiring and visionless political campaign, there’s one massive group the combatants need to seduce in order to win the election.

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Student paid 'just $3.30 an hour'

Student.

Ben Schneiders An Indian student employed at a Cheltenham kebab shop was paid on average just $3.30 an hour and is owed more than $50,000 in unpaid wages.

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Teenager fired over Mum's wage concerns

Rania Spooner A Perth business has been accused of sacking a teenager because his mum questioned his alleged pay rate of less than $6 an hour.

Employee had 'mental capacity of 13-year-old' says guilty manager

Underpaid.

Larissa Ham A retail manager who deliberately underpaid an adult employee $30,000 - saying he had the mental capacity of a 13-year-old and didn’t deserve the full amount - has been fined $11,500.