Payment of Wages – Complaint Statistics

Payment of Wages – Complaint Statistics

In the last financial year, the Fair Work Ombudsman finalised 25,650 complaints from employees. Of these complaints 58% came from male workers and %42 from female workers.

The outcome of investigations into these complaints recovered more than $23 million for 15,483 individuals.

The accommodation and food services industry generated the most worker complaints (12%), followed by construction (10%), retail trade (9%), administrative and support services (7%) and manufacturing (7%).

27% of these complaints originated in Victorian employees, just behind NSW employees who had 29% .

These numbers are only going to rise as more employees become aware of the Fair Work Ombudsman and the role it plays in resolving wage and entitlements disputes, as well as other employment based conflicts.

Michael O'Shaughnessy

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