Bakers Delight – Underpayments of wages

More than two dozen apprentice bakers, baker’s assistants and bakery shop assistants – over half of them aged under 21 – have been reimbursed almost $40,000 after the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were being underpaid. The workers were underpaid their minimum hourly rates of pay, casual loadings, weekend and public holiday penalty rates and shift allowances. The individual underpayments ranged from $104 to $3672. Three staff were underpaid by more than $3000, four by more than $2000 and seven by more than $1000. T
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Employee Relations – Termination

A Fair Work Commission has determined a company had a valid reason for sacking its Sales Manager for (1) poor sales figures and (2) post-employment discovery of pornographic images on his mobile phone. However, as we read so often "substantial" procedural deficiencies made it unfair. These included: -          No documented warnings about the employee’s performance -          No opportunity to improve -          No opportunity for the employee to defend themselves -          S
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