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UnderpaymentsJuly 24, 2014
St Helens RSL community club has sincerely apologised to staff members who were underpaid and mistreated. Back payments of $31,084 were awarded to eleven employees who were working with no meal breaks, unaware of finishing times or rosters and were working with misclassified staff roles.
The Fair Work Ombudsman conducted their investigation and found that the RSL club failed to pay ‘broken work’ allowances. This breach of workplace laws means that the club will now undertake specialist workplace relations training and engage independent auditors to review and report on its compliance with workplace laws each year for the next three years.
All employers need to ensure that they provide their staff who work five or more hours, a thirty minute meal break. They also need to ensure that staff are fully aware of start and finish times in writing. Misclassifying staff roles is assigning a staff member a part time role when they should be appointed a casual role this is illegal and abusing staff entitlements.
If you feel you may be breaching any of these workplace laws and would like to avoid investigations from the Fair Work Ombudsman, you should contact Employsure today. We are the experts who can assist you in ensuring your confidence in employment relations and workplace law. Call us today on 1300 651 415 or fill out the form below.
*Information sourced via News.com.au website.