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UnderpaymentsApril 16, 2014
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.