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Geowash franchise appeal dismissed

The Ironing Shop franchisee fined $112,420 for paying $8 an hour wages

Wages theft has cost one Brisbane-based The Ironing Shop franchisee $112,420. ANS.HL Trading Pty Ltd, which operates fou...
Minimum wage rises

Minimum wage rises by $13 a week

The minimum wage in Australia will rise from July 1 to $753.80 a week, or $19.84 an hour. That’s the equivalent of...
$169,000 Chatime underpayment allegations surface

$169,000 Chatime underpayment allegations surface

Booming bubble-tea business Chatime has been slammed by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) for allegedly underpaying staff mo...
Insolvency Inquiry to revamp small business practices

Insolvency Inquiry to revamp small business practices

Australian small businesses in financial trouble may have a new course of action, should a new Insolvency Inquiry overha...
Westside Petroleum facing court action

Service station chain, Westside Petroleum facing court action

Independent service station chain, Westside Petroleum is facing legal action following allegations of underpayment. The ...

Former Caltex franchisee slammed with $77,000 penalty

More than $77,000 worth of penalties has been secured against a former Caltex franchisee in Sydney after the Fair Work O...

Fair Work launches compliance guide

A new resource is available to help franchisors promoted workplace compliance across their networks.

7-Eleven sides with Fair Work over franchisee actions

Convenience chain franchise 7-Eleven is backing the Fair Work Ombudsman’s investigation into one of its own franchisees.