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Chefs complain about $30,000 underpayment at Heston Blumenthal's restaurant
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Chefs complain about $30,000 underpayment at Heston Blumenthal's restaurant

The Fair Work Ombudsman has received information on two chefs at Dinner by Heston who, due to excessive unpaid overtime, were underpaid significant amounts.

  • by Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar

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Heston Blumenthal, the tax havens and the ripped-off workers
Investigation
Wage fraud

Heston Blumenthal, the tax havens and the ripped-off workers

World renowned chef Heston Blumenthal is running his international restaurant empire through notorious offshore tax havens while underpaying Australian staff

  • by Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar
Amnesty calls grow amid rampant use of black market farm labour
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Industrial relations

Amnesty calls grow amid rampant use of black market farm labour

Unlike most farmers, Emma Germano is prepared to say openly what others won’t: that the use of undocumented workers on Australia’s farms is rampant.

  • by Ben Schneiders
Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars

Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars

Fewer than one in ten migrant workers have taken action to recover unpaid wages, even though they know they are being underpaid

  • by Anna Patty
High-end chef Guillaume Brahimi's restaurant ripping off workers
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High-end chef Guillaume Brahimi's restaurant ripping off workers

The high-end restaurant business of French-born chef Guillaume Brahimi is substantially underpaying permanent staff.

  • by Ben Schneiders
'We have the same rights': Exploited migrant workers win big payouts
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'We have the same rights': Exploited migrant workers win big payouts

Migrant farm workers from Vanuatu have won a significant settlement after a landmark case that used new laws protecting vulnerable workers from exploitation.

  • by Ben Schneiders
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Rockpool to pay back $1.6m to staff
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Rockpool to pay back $1.6m to staff

The high-profile restaurant business fronted by celebrity chef Neil Perry will pay back staff $1.6 million after a Fairfax Media investigation.

  • by Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar
Mayoral candidate claims Quirk hid knowledge of IT worker's complaint
Wage fraud

Mayoral candidate claims Quirk hid knowledge of IT worker's complaint

Brisbane’s lord mayor has been accused of lying after emails sent almost three years ago revealed the council was aware of alleged unlawful activities involving IT staff.

  • by Ruth McCosker
Canberra sushi stores underpaid workers $30,000: Fair Work Ombudsman
Canberra

Canberra sushi stores underpaid workers $30,000: Fair Work Ombudsman

The underpayment was uncovered in a blitz of sushi stores throughout the ACT, NSW and QLD.

  • by Katie Burgess
Restaurant lobby concedes widespread underpayment problems
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Restaurant lobby concedes widespread underpayment problems

Australia’s restaurant lobby is working with the workplace watchdog to tackle what it now concedes is a widespread underpayment problem in the nation’s eateries

  • by Royce Millar & Ben Schneiders
Director of new government cleaning contractor linked to wage theft
Canberra

Director of new government cleaning contractor linked to wage theft

A company linked to a businessman who has won contracts to clean federal government buildings in Canberra has been found guilty of wage theft.

  • by Michael Inman