Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker admits in Senate Estimates that the $200,000 “contrition payment” imposed on disgraced celebrity chef George Calombaris was woefully inadequate.
A Sydney ferry master who fell asleep in the wheelhouse of his boat has lost his unfair dismissal claim. He argued unsuccessfully in the Fair Work Commission that he had taken cough medication at the time which made him drowsy.
Woolworths is the latest company to admit to systematically underpaying its workers. It says 6000 managers were ripped off almost $300 million. The supermarket giant says it hopes to back pay the workers before Christmas.
WATCH to see how fashion retail chain Sussan underpays their staff, by directing them to start 15 minutes before their rostered shift to set up the store. Affected workers could be owed thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.