Wage theft refers to when an employer fails to pay the minimum monetary amounts due to an employee. Underpayment of wages is when an employer fails to pay the minimum monetary amounts, including allowances, prescribed under an award, agreement, employment contract or the National Employment Standards.
While Woolworths is back in the spotlight again, small business cannot ignore their responsibilities in ensuring staff are paid correctly.
Employees are encouraged to keep detailed records of their rosters / shifts and diary entries in relation to their employment. Fair Work may start an investigation or take other steps when they become aware of an underpayment arising from non-compliance with Australian workplace laws, even if the affected employees have been back paid.
Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
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