Brisbane workers back-paid more than $230,000

Over $200,000 back paid to Brisbane workers – FWO Latest Release

Hundreds of workers in Brisbane and surrounding suburbs have recently been back-paid a total of $231,100, Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson announced during a visit to Brisbane today.The largest recovery was $22,300 for aNorth Brisbane development coordinator.

Mr. Wilson revealed that other recent recoveries as a result of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s intervention included:

• $18,300 for a Buranda engineer not paid long service leave entitlements,

• $17,000 for an executive officer in Aspley not paid wages, annual leave entitlements or redundancy entitlements,

• $14,800 for a Toowong manager underpaid the minimum hourly rate,

• $14,100 for a Hemmant engineering worker underpaid long service leave entitlements,

• $13,000 for a console operator at Ashgrove underpaid penalty rates,

• $12,100 for an office administrator at Camp Hill underpaid wages, accrued annual leave and long service leave entitlements on termination,

• $9100 for a Fortitude Valley waiter underpaid the minimum hourly rate,

• $8700 for a Kallangur sales representative not paid sales commissions,

• $8600 for a CBD business manager underpaid wages in lieu of notice,

• $8000 for a Pinkenba customer service worker not paid for attending training,

• $7400 for several security industry workers at Coopers Plains underpaid the minimum hourly rate and penalty rates,

• $6500 for a CBD business manager underpaid wages in lieu of notice,

• $6500 for a customer relations worker at Bracken Ridge underpaid long service leave entitlements,

• $6500 for a South Brisbane sales manager underpaid wages,

• $6400 for a Wynnum bookmaker underpaid redundancy entitlements,

• $6200 for an Archerfield labourer underpaid wages,

• $6100 for a Hendra business development manager underpaid redundancy entitlements,

• $6000 for a Camp Hill labourer underpaid the minimum hourly rate, penalty rates, wages in lieu of notice and accrued annual leave entitlements on termination,

• $6000 for aCBD apprentice chef underpaid the minimum hourly rate,

• $5800 for a Carina trainee underpaid the minimum hourly rate,

• $5600 for a Rocklea warehouse packer underpaid penalty rates,

• $5500 for a Eatons Hill business analyst not paid wages over a three-month period,

• $5400 for a Kuraby process worker underpaid the minimum hourly rate, and

• $5200 for a Morningside technician underpaid the minimum hourly rate.