$28,000 in back pay for workers

AN investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $28,000 for two Sunshine Coast real estate workers and $1700 for a young Tin Can Bay kitchen hand.

The real estate workers were not paid any wages or annual leave entitlements during their employment and were paid only commissions on property sales. The kitchen hand was underpaid the minimum hourly rate and penalty rates.

After Fair Work inspectors contacted the employer and explained its obligations, the company immediately back paid the workers.

In a separate case, a Maroochydore sales consultant has also been reimbursed more than $7300 after filing a complaint that he did not receive commissions in line with the company’s collective agreement.

Likewise, after being contacted by Fair Work inspectors, the employer voluntarily back paid the worker.

The recoveries are among a number of cases finalised recently on behalf of workers in the greater Sunshine Coast region.

Inspectors discovered the underpayments through a combination of routine audits and investigations into complaints. No further action will be taken because employers fully co-operated and voluntarily back paid the workers.

Gympie Times


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