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Fair Work Ombudsman – More than $300,000 recovered for security staff

The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $303,299 for 1,010 underpaid workers after investigating companies engaged to provide security at COVID-19 quarantine hotels in Melbourne and Sydney.

Last year, Fair Work Inspectors audited 37 security businesses to check their compliance with workplace laws, including 23 companies providing security in Melbourne and 16 in Sydney.

Inspectors found that 15 businesses (41 per cent) were non-compliant. Inspectors examined a total of nine principal contractors engaged by the Victorian or NSW governments (one was engaged by both) and then investigated any subcontracted arrangements, with 28 subcontractor businesses found.
 
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