Payment of Wages – Underpayments

Payment of Wages – Underpayments

In this instance we have seen a large company face a significant issue of underpaying their staff. Former operators of a chain of 7-Eleven stores in Victoria face fines of $150,000 dollars for regular underpayments to their staff.

It must be noted that this is just one of around 25,000 claims the Fair Work Ombudsman deal with concerning underpayment of wages each year.

We know there are some instances where employers are looking to “milk the system”. Others are due to things like errors within their seemingly safe systems. It can happen to each and every employer unless they keep compliant across all HR disciplines.


Michael O'Shaughnessy

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