Fair Work prosecutes former truck owner

The former operator of NSW trucking firm Corporate Consulting will face court accused of underpaying 15 drivers almost $20,000

January 21, 2011

The former director of a trucking firm now in liquidation will face court this month accused of underpaying 15 drivers almost $20,000.

Colin Alexander Neave ran the Tweed Heads-based transporter Corporate Consulting before it went bust in June last year.

The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges Neave was centrally involved in the company’s failure in 2009 to provide the truck drivers with paid rostered days off to which they were entitled.

According to the Ombudsman, the drivers are owed a total of $19,280 back-pay, with individual amounts ranging from $253 to $2187.

Neave is also being prosecuted for allegedly breaching workplace law. He faces a maximum fine of $6600. The case is due to be heard on January 27.

The Ombudsman’s Executive Director, Michael Campbell, says the decision to prosecute was made because of the significant amount involved and Neave’s failure to rectify the matter.

The business cannot be prosecuted because it is in liquidation.

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