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 Tasmanian company and its operator are facing heavy fines after failing to follow close down legislations. HC outlines employers’ duties and valid reasons for placing staff on stand-down.
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Operators of a fast food franchise in Tasmania received a hefty fine and verbal condemnation from a Federal Circuit Court judge after the FWO found that they had exploited a “vulnerable” worker.
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The investigation began after six Pizza Hut employees made underpayment allegations to the FWO's Newcastle office