Gold Coast worker underpaid nearly $18,000

Friday 3 June, 2016 | By: Colin Fruk | Tags: fair work, HR, underpayment

A retail worker on the Gold Coast has been awarded almost $18,000 after being paid only half her required wage for nearly a year. 

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The 22-year-old woman was given just $12 an hour when her minimum rate was $23.74, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman has forced the business to back-pay almost $18,000 after they initially offered her a $1 per hour increase when first told about the underpayment.

 

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This is a copy of an article from www.brisbanetimes.com.au posted on 3 June 2016.

 

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