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South Australian back-paid $80,000
UnderpaymentsOctober 27, 2013
Following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), underpaid employees in South Australia have been back-paid more than $80,000. The biggest recovery was $15,000 for a Murray Bridge truck driver who was underpaid overtime rates and not paid for hours worked on public holidays.
As the employer did not keep an accurate record of the hours the employee worked throughout his employment the payment error proceeded for three years.
Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, said the case highlights the importance of employers complying with their obligation under workplace laws to keep accurate time and wages records.