Underpayments cost trucking operator $5900

Inspectors secure $5,900 for NSW truck driver who was underpaid the minimum hourly rate and meal allowances

June 25, 2012

Inspectors from the Fair Work Ombudsman have secured close to $6,000 for a NSW truck driver who did not receive his full hourly rate and meal allowances.

The Tuggerah-based truckie on the central coast of NSW received $5,900 following an investigation by the inspectors.

The underpayments were uncovered as part of a recent blitz on four central coast companies, which netted $27,500 in total for five workers. The largest recovery was $10,600 for two hospitality workers.

The Fair Work Ombudsman says no further action will be taken against the businesses involved because they voluntarily reimbursed all money owed once inspectors informed them of the underpayments.

"The four businesses involved have now corrected the errors that led to the underpayments and put processes in place to ensure they will not happen again," Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson says.

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