FWO recovers $5,200 for underpaid truck driver

Fair Work Ombudsman uncovers another case of underpayments to a truck driver, this time in Queensland

May 22, 2013

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has uncovered another case of underpayments to a truck driver, this time in Queensland.

Inspectors targeting businesses in Brisbane and the south-east of the State discovered a truck driver at a Capalaba transport company did not receive correct wages and overtime rates between 2011 and 2012.

The company was ordered to back-pay the driver $5,200. The sum was part of pool of $228,900 the FWO recovered for workers across a variety of industries, including hospitality, IT, retail and real estate.

Businesses were caught out not paying leave entitlements, allowances and penalty rates.

Acting Fair Work Ombudsman Michael Campbell says the significant amount recovered highlights the need for employers to make sure they are aware which award or agreement applies to their employees.

He says all businesses notified of the contraventions rectified them without the need for further action.

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