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Employer faces court for repeated underpayment of staff

UnderpaymentsJuly 9, 2014

Employer faces court for repeated underpayment of staff (Last Updated On: July 9, 2014)

A regional NSW based business is due to face court for a second time for the underpayment of staff.

Barry Scott Distributors Pty Ltd, which formerly operated a takeaway fish and chip shop and diner in Albury, failed to respond to several Compliance Notices issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The first time this business fell on the wrong side of the law it had underpaid employees over $60,000 in wages and entitlements.

A second investigation revealed a further $17,000 in underpayments.

As the employer failed to reimburse employees and respond to the Compliance Notices, the business will face the Federal Circuit Court in early September.

By law, employers must comply with a Compliance Notice issued by Fair Work inspectors or make a court application for a review if they seek to challenge it.

*Information sourced via the Fair Work Ombudsman website

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