Payment of Wages – Underpayments

Payment of Wages – Underpayments

Employees of a Melbourne company have been back-paid almost $20,000 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman. It was found that Kanodia Nominees Pty Ltd had been underpaying employee’s amounts ranging from $106 to $4896 between January 2010 and August 2012.

Employees were underpaid base minimum rates, overtime rates and annual leave loading. In addition, some also failed to receive paid rest breaks when working more than 1.5 hours of overtime above their ordinary hours.

The investigation uncovered the fact the company also failed to keep correct employment records and had even kept false records in relation to several employees. Certain matters were also forwarded to WorkSafe Victoria in relations to allegations of bullying and to the Fair Work Commission concerning leave and discrimination.

This once again highlights the need to ensure that you are aware of and compliant with, all the appropriate laws and regulations at your workplace. This is one of the key areas that HR Central can cover for you.

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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