Aug 2019 | La La Bar Group raids: Fair Work Ombudsman audits trendy Chapel St bars as union eyes next target

Date: 8 Aug 2019

Source: Herald Sun

Tenacious hospitality union Hospo Voice is preparing to expose another major Melbourne hospitality group suspected of wage theft after its investigations led to government raids at several trendy Chapel St bars.

The Fair Work Ombudsman pulled the surprise raids at La La Bar Group-linked venues — Electric, Holy Grail, Wonderland, Lucky Liquor, La La Land and Jane Doe Bar — in Prahran and Windsor on Wednesday evening last week.

The Ombudsman audited the venues after allegations employees were underpaid, denied overtime and paid in cash were referred on by the union last May.

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