Gold Coast business slapped with $284,000 for heinous deed of underpayment and presenting false records
A restaurant operator in Gold Coast has been made to pay $284,000 for paying overseas workers as little as $8 an hour and using false records to conceal this from authorities.
Judge Salvatore Vasta of the Federal Circuit Court slapped a $38,000 penalty on Shigeo Ishiyama and another $246,400 on his company, Samurais Paradise Pty Ltd.
The company owns and operates the Samurais Paradise restaurant at Surfers Paradise and formerly operated the Japanese Curry House Kawaii restaurant nearby.
The court established that: