The operators of a swanky rooftop bar in Melbourne are facing court action for allegedly underpaying a worker.
The Fair Work Ombudsman also alleges the company failed to comply with a Compliance Notice to back-pay a worker.
Furthermore, the regular also alleges the company breached record-keeping and pay slip laws by not providing proper paperwork.
Overseas worker allegedly ripped off by swanky rooftop bar
The Red Hummingbird Cocktail Bar, located in the CBD, is operated by C & H Entertainment Pty Ltd.
The company is facing the Federal Circuit Court, together with director Don Haris Kumarage and also manager Channa Dissanayake.
Investigation launched following a complaint from the worker
Fair work says it commenced an investigation into wage theft by the bar after receiving a complaint from a staff member.
The affected worker is a British national in Australia on a 417 working holiday visa.
Industrial advocate Miles Heffernan from IR Claims says there is no excuse for wage theft.
“It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, if you can’t pay your staff correctly, then you shouldn’t be in business,” he said.
“MELBOURNE ROOFTOP OWNERS IN COURT FOR UNDERPAYING WORKER”
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