Truck drivers back-paid $42k

A trucking company has been caught breaching workplace laws after investigation reveals underpayments of $42,100 to two truck drivers

August 17, 2012

Two truck drivers in Victoria’s Sunraysia region have been back-paid $42,100 after an investigation revealed their employer failed to pay penalty and overtime rates.

Inspectors from the Fair Work Ombudsman uncovered the breach of workplace laws after the Mildura-based drivers lodged complaints with the organisation.

One driver received $28,200 and the other was paid $13,900. The underpayments occurred between 2007 and 2010.

The trucking company reimbursed the drivers after inspectors informed it of its obligations, ending the need for further action. The Ombudsman only names companies if legal action is pursued.

It says the business has now put in place measures to ensure the underpayments do not happen again.

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