Underpayment of Wages

Underpayment of Wages

Outlined below is another interesting example of the costs of not having your wages compliant with the relevant legislation. In this case an underpaid truck driver in Northern Queensland was back-paid $52,000.

The worker, was aged in his 60s and employed at a transport business near Cairns. He was underpaid the minimum hourly rate and travel allowance entitlements between January 2010 and September 2013.

The statement from the Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James read as follows” underpayment occurred because of a lack of awareness by the employer of its payment obligations under workplace laws.”

Using HR Central’s audit process and ongoing support can help identify potential issues and prevent an inadvertent underpayments.




Michael O'Shaughnessy

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