It seems that this particular industry is making a habit of underpaying staff, after an investigation found almost half of its employers were failing to pay employees correctly.
A recent investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found that one of Australia’s largest hotels has been underpaying staff, resulting in a large pay out for the company.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has been cracking down on employers who fail to properly remunerate their staff in a bid to tackle the spike in underpayments seen over the past few years.
After the FWC found that an employee had been unfairly dismissed from the organisation, it was ordered to pay the worker compensation. But the company now faces bigger fines after failing to compensate its former staff member.
A South Australia company has been fined by a Federal Circuit Court Judge after being found guilty of several breaches of the law. HC speaks to an employment lawyer about employers' obligations when paying staff commission.
In a recent Federal Circuit Court case, business operators who underpaid a worker $5000 were slapped with hefty fines – despite their strange request to prove their supposed immunity from minimum wage laws.
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