Court action against six employers resulted in fines totalling $500,000 ©Darryl Smith/123RF
Court action against six employers resulted in fines totalling $500,000 ©Darryl Smith/123RF

More than half of growers breaching labour law

26 November 2018

An inquiry has found that more than half of Australian fruit and vegetable growers were non-compliant with the country’s Fair Work Act.

Almost 650 businesses, including labour hire companies, were investigated as part of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) Harvest Trail inquiry, and over $1m of unpaid wages were recovered for 2,500 affected harvest workers.

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