Stay of costs order imposed against the Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has secured a stay on an $800,000 costs order imposed by a judge who found in June that it had not acted in the best interests of workers when it pursued directors of the employer under the Fair Work Act’s accessorial liability provisions for underpayments of more than $1 million. […]

Fair Work Ombudsman fines Master Franchisor for accessorial liability

Yogurberry fined

Accessorial liability provisions have been used by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) to secure substantial penalties across the chain of command of frozen yoghurt franchise, Yogurberry, for underpaying four overseas workers. Under s 550 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) accessorial liability means that a person who is involved in a contravention […]