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Crackdown on Underpayment of Wages

By Lewis Holdway / August 9, 2019 /

Federal Parliament is foreshadowing strong new penalties for employers who underpay their workers, including the introduction of criminal penalties. Recent Cases Underpayment has hit the headlines recently as George Calombaris has been ordered to pay a fine of $200,000 for the underpayment of $7.8 million. The penalty of $200,000 has been labelled as inadequate by…

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Parental Leave – Pay it or else

By Lewis Holdway / August 16, 2018 /

The decision of FWO v Noorpreet Pty Ltd is a decision that should put all employers on alert in relation to paid parental leave. The case was a prosecution undertaken by the Fair Work Ombudsman after an employer failed to pay an employee her government parental leave entitlements for more then five months. The employer…

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Burnt by the Phoenix: a tale of an employee, 5 companies and 4 directors

By Lewis Holdway / June 19, 2015 /

Underpayment of employee entitlements and wages. This is often a sign that an employer is strapped for cash. But often the shrewd employer will engage in phoenix activity in order to protect the assets of their business from creditors. When this happens, from the ashes of the struggling company, a new company will rise, which…

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