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    Foreign students and backpackers in Australia are again being warned to speak out if they have jobs where they feel they are being underpaid or exploited after a café was penalised $257,000. The 24 hour Café Baci in Melbourne was fined by a court after it was found that 54 workers were...
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    The Fair Work Ombudsman in Australia is asking students, backpackers and other visa holders undertaking causal work in the coming year not to be afraid to speak out if they are underpaid. It has been active in 2018 in securing penalties against employers who deliberately take advantage of...
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    Working in fast food restaurants is popular with students in Australia, but a workers rights organisation is warning those from overseas who may not be familiar with employer regulations not to be taken advantage of. The warning from the Fair Work Ombudsman comes after it announced it has begun...
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    Overseas students and backpackers who get work while in Australia by word of mouth of through friends are being urged to make sure they are not being employed by unscrupulous firms. The warning from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) comes after an investigation found a number of foreign students...
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    The Fair Work Ombudsman in Australia is reminding overseas workers, especially students and backpackers who have part time employment, that there have been a number of changes which could affect their pay. In some sectors such as food and hospitality they are now entitled to overtime pay and if...
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    The Fair Work Ombudsman in Australia has issued a series of tips for backpackers and seasonal workers to help them understand their workplace rights and obligations while working on farms. As part of a three-year campaign to highlight the rights of people working in what is known as the harvest...
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    In Australia the summer season is now underway and it is a popular time for backpackers from around the world to visit on working holiday visas. But the Fair Work Ombudsman is warning those arriving and those planning their trips to Australia not to fall foul of unscrupulous employers who do...
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    Officials in Australia are again warning backpackers and students working while in the country that they should be aware of unscrupulous employers paying them less than a legal wage. In the latest case to be highlighted by the Fair Work Ombudsman, the owners of a café and a shop in Melbourne...
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    International students and immigrants in Australia whose command of English makes then afraid of reporting workplace issues can now do so in a number of different languages. It is well established that those who arrive to work in Australia, particularly from Asian countries, are open to...
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