Employer – Unlawful Deductions

Employer – Unlawful Deductions

A café in Perth has been required to pay thousands of dollars in compensation after it was found to have been illegally deducting money from the wages of its employees.

If you can comprehend this odd situation, on one occasion a female cook had $112 taken from her pay packet after her employer decided the crackling on a pork belly dish was “not crispy enough”. The most concerning fact in this matter was that the Employer believed it was “okay”.

HR Central identifies these issues before they become Fair Work complaints. We tend to pick up on these types of occurrences during our audits. If our audit didn’t pick it up, our message and communication channels would have provided another avenue to resolve this much sooner so that the employees were not as disadvantaged.

Michael O'Shaughnessy

Michael is a specialist in all things HR. With vast HR experience in the USA and Australia, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and advice to HR Central. When he's not blogging for HR Central you can find him out for dinner in one of Melbourne's newest restaurants.

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