The former operators of a Gold Coast carwash-café have been penalised almost $70,000 for requiring an overseas worker to pay back over $21,000 of her wages and underpaying dozens of other workers. Read more.
Despite simplifying more than 500 state-based awards into a national set of 122 Modern Awards a few years ago, getting payments right is still a headache. In certain industries – think shift-workers and casual hospitality staff – it’s even tougher for employers to avoid pay mistakes. Read more.