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Coffee Club franchisee faces Court over alleged 457 fraud

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HC Online | 04 May 2017, 11:20 AM Agree 0
A former Coffee Club employee has allegedly been coerced into repaying $18,000 of his own wages
  • Sit tight mike | 05 May 2017, 02:08 PM Agree 0
    Why was he here in a 457 visa? Have we no cooks in Australia?
  • Bernie Althofer | 10 May 2017, 01:44 PM Agree 0
    It would appear that there is an increased need for those engaged in operating a business, to ensure that they as business owners or operators know and understand the relevant awards and legislation under which they will operate. Taking proactive measures by researching relevant sites e.g. Fair Work Commission, engaging skilled professionals who can provide appropriate and relevant advice etc may reduce the level of risk exposure. Attendance at an information session may help to point a business owner in the appropriate direction regarding current obligations and requirements.

    Educating workers about entitlements, avenues for remedial action and developing workplace cultures that support individuals who have concerns about payment etc is an important component of being proactive.

    As laws change in relation to 457 Visas, and as the Fair Work Commission develops a more proactive approach to compliance, it is possible that some organisational practices will be identified where improvements are required. As articles such as the one above appear, it should be an encouragement for those involved in various businesses to review current systems and processes.
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