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Swanky Rooftop Bar Operators In Court Over Underpayments

Swanky rooftop bar operators in court over underpayments

The operators of a swanky rooftop bar in Melbourne are facing court action for allegedly underpaying a worker.

In addition, 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 which is 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 manager Channa Dissanayake.

Investigation launched following a complaint from the worker

Fair work says it commenced an investigation into wages being paid by the bar because it had received a complaint.

The affected worker is a British national in Australia on a 417 working holiday visa.

Industrial advocate Miles Heffernan from IR Claims said 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.


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