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Working at the carwash, its dirty business

UnderpaymentsAugust 8, 2014

Working at the carwash, its dirty business (Last Updated On: August 8, 2014)

A Sydney Crystal Carwash has been fined $90,000 for breaching the Fair Work Act. Appalling wrong doing was penalised in Federal Court this week when two executives of the carwash were fined $10,000 each in personal monetary fines. The executives failed to pay 300 of their employees the correct wage entitlements and were illegally operating ‘sham’ companies. The investigation lead by the Fair Work Ombudsman found that employees did not receive their minimum hourly wage and overtime entitlements.

The seriousness of the case was prominent when the accused showed no signs of contrition. It just goes to show that employers must pay their employees their correct wage entitlements because there are severe consequences.

If you would like to review your staffs current modern award or ensure you are paying above or equal to the minimum wage call Employsure on 1300 651 415 or fill in the form below. We can ensure you are meeting the criteria set out in the Fair Work Act to ensure you are covered should you be faced with an investigation from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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