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$170,000 adverse action payout for brothel worker

An 18-time "best brothel In Australia" and its operator have been ordered to pay more than $170,000 in compensation and penalties to an award-winning receptionist who won an adverse action case after being dismissed for refusing to shift from permanent part-time to casual employment.

Superannuation evaders under the gun

Employers' failure to pay the 9.5% superannuation guarantee will be the focus of a new inquiry established by the Senate.

New and improved program recoups more than $50m in FEG payments

The Department of Employment has clawed back $54 million from failed businesses in the first 12 months of its enhanced program to recover funds outlaid under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee, more than doubling the previous year's figure.


No FEG payout for spouse of Muslim husband with second wife

A court has refused a Fair Entitlements Guarantee payment to an estranged spouse who was working for her husband when his business collapsed but claimed her marriage effectively ended after he took a second wife two years ago.

Tribunal reverses decision to refuse FEG payment

A tribunal has overturned an Employment Department decision to refuse a patent lawyer's Fair Entitlements Guarantee claim after it found there was no "tacit" agreement that his employment was transferred from a company that became insolvent.


HR advisers, managers and recruiters now in FWO's sights

The Fair Work Ombudsman has warned accessorial liability for workplace breaches is now being extended beyond employers and company directors to those working in human resources, management and recruitment.

FWO warns against hiding behind corporate veil

The director of a security company that knowingly and deliberately underpaid eight casual security guards by more than $20,000 over a three month period must personally repay the employees after what the FWO is hailing as a "precedent-setting" Federal Circuit Court ruling.