Australia Fair Work recovers $470,000 in back pay

05:17  11 july  2018
05:17  11 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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12 January 2018. The Fair Work Ombudsman recently assisted workers at four businesses in suburbs south east of Melbourne to recover almost , 000 in unpaid wages and entitlements. Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James said the businesses are now on notice that they will be re -visited in future

Recovery of Back Wages. The following are the methods which the FLSA provides for recovering unpaid minimum wages and overtime wages Additionally, a 2-year statute of limitations applies to the recovery of back pay .

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James. © Andrew Meares Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James. Popular food outlets in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney have been ordered to pay nearly half-a-million dollars in lost wages to hundreds of workers after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found staff were underpaid.

Fair Work inspectors targeted businesses in Victoria Street in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond, Glebe Point Road in Sydney's Glebe and Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, recovering $471,904 for 616 workers across the three states.

"We are pleased the Food Precincts Campaign has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars being put back in the pockets of workers, and sent a definitive message to those employers who are doing the wrong thing," Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James said in a statement on Wednesday.

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