FWO audit finds 36 Adelaide businesses underpaid workers $159,364.00
By Ciaran Strachan
Recent FWO audits reveals 75% of fast food, restaurants and cafes in S.A, W.A, NSW and Vic breached FWA laws.
Inspectors audited 62 businesses in Adelaide including Gouger St, Grote St, Rundle St and the Parade. 69% of audited businesses in Adelaide were non compliant (36 businesses in total). Moneys recovered in Adelaide totaled $159,364 for 231 employees. Second was Newtown (NSW) with $80,194 for 286 employees and last was Melbourne with $77,116 for 91 employees.
Most common breaches were:
– Underpayment of hourly rates (34%),
– Failure to provide payslips (15%),
– Under, or non payment of weekend penalty rates (11%).
The full report can be downloaded here