Fair Work helps out


A FORMER Seaford automotive repair business manager has been reimbursed $102,990 following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The manager was found to have not received the correct annual leave and long service leave entitlements after he resigned from the company after 25 years.

He contacted the Fair Work Ombudsman for help and to confirm that he was entitled to the payment.

He was provided with advice to help him resolve the matter with his former employer. The entitlement was paid in two lump sum payments within a week.

The Fair Work Ombudsman also helped a foreman in Carrum Downs to recover $5623 in entitlements.

The woman sought help after not receiving her final pay and annual leave entitlements when she resigned from the business, despite having given the correct notice.

Acting Fair Work Ombudsman Michael Campbell said the employers in the two instances avoided enforcement action “because they co-operated and voluntarily rectified the underpayments after being made aware of their obligations”.

“The underpayments in these instances were inadvertent and were the result of employers failing to check their obligations under workplace laws,” Mr Campbell said.

See fairwork.gov.au or call 13 13 94 for assistance.

First published in the Mornington News – 24 January 2017


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