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.
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.
An Australian company with employees in various cities was fined recently in Brisbane Federal Circuit court when the judge found that dozens of workers had been either underpaid or not paid at all.
A business operator has openly denied claims that he underpaid backpackers a total of almost $50,000.
A court has imposed a hefty penalty against an HR manager, dismissing her argument that she was following her boss’s orders
A workplace investigation can turn into a fully-fledged fiasco more likely to start a fire than put one out
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