Federal Circuit Court of Australia Fines Chinese Company for not Paying its Workers Their Full Pay While in Australia

    View Authors September 2013

    Foreign companies in Australia must ensure they fully comply with Australian labour laws. Companies must take positive steps to understand and apply these laws, and will not be able to rely on a defence of translation issues to avoid penalties for non-compliance, even where they are new to operating in Australia.

    This article looks at the facts and decisions in the recent case of FWO v China Sanan Engineering Construction Corp and explains the impact this case could have on foreign companies doing business in Australia.