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Business fined more than $30,000 for the underpayment of an international worker

UnderpaymentsApril 16, 2014

Business fined more than $30,000 for the underpayment of an international worker (Last Updated On: November 2, 2016)

A Brisbane information technology consultancy and its director have faced court for the underpayment of an international worker.

The worker, aged in his early 20s and employed in Australia on a 457 visa, was underpaid a total of $10,813 in wages and annual leave entitlements.

The company was issued with a Compliance notice from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) but as the employer failed to sufficiently co-operate, the FWO sought legal action.

The company, Extrados Solutions Pty Ltd was fined $17,850 and the Managing Director was penalised a further $3,570.

The court also has ordered the business to rectify the underpayment and back-pay the worker all money owed to him.

Under the Fair Work Act, employers must comply with Compliance notices issued from the FWO.

*Information sourced via the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

 

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