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Fair Work Ombudsman’s Surprise Audit Recovers $580,000 in Unpaid Wages

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The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) last week announced that it had recovered $582,450 in wages on behalf of 276 workers across 45 businesses across North Hobart, Salamanca and Battery Point, and Constitution Dock.

“Our intelligence-led activities have hit food precincts around the country because they commonly employ a high proportion of young and migrant workers who can be vulnerable to exploitation,” she said.

“Protecting vulnerable workers such as students and visa holders and improving compliance in the fast food, restaurants and cafés sector are ongoing priorities for the Fair Work Ombudsman.”

As part of its Hobart-wide audit of ‘cheap eats’ venues, Fair Work Inspectors found 35 businesses in breach of…



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