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Employer faces legal action for alleged $84,000 underpayment

UnderpaymentsOctober 29, 2013

Employer faces legal action for alleged $84,000 underpayment (Last Updated On: November 21, 2016)

An emergency aged-care facility in Sydney will face court for multiple breaches of workplace law, following a Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) investigation.  The facility underpaid two employees a total of $84,450.

Both employees migrated to Australia shortly before commencing casual work with the aged-care facility. One spoke limited English. Their wages did not meet the minimum hourly rate, casual loadings or sleepover allowance.

Underpayment of foreign workers is a common issue faced by the FWO as some employers exploit these people as they tend to be more vulnerable.

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