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$72,000 in penalties after employee underpaid, sacked by text message

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HC Online | 27 Mar 2017, 10:36 AM Agree 0
An employee was dismissed by text message because she refused to accept below-Award wages
  • HR Dude | 27 Mar 2017, 11:46 AM Agree 0
    It would be interesting to see what an audit of his payments to his employees are. Surely no one believes that this woman was the only one to be affected? There would be many, many more that haven't complained. Does the FWO have a process to proactivly seek out further issues in cases like this?
  • Fairgo | 01 Apr 2017, 04:20 AM Agree 0
    Fair work and OSR should audit all of this restaurant's activities. Customers should shun the place and someone should inform the Tax Office who would bring down this person and his business. If he cheats on wages, he's cheating on tax,.
  • Pat from Brisbane | 07 Apr 2017, 02:36 PM Agree 0
    Maybe deliberated and repeated actions should attract a contempt of court penalty, with jail time and a prohibition on owning or operating a business for a set period, as might be the case in a bankruptcy or egregious behaviour as a company director. Otherwise you have the situation of fines or restitution orders they are probably not going to pay: they will likely fold the business and start up a new one.
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