Posts Tagged ‘exploitation of foreign workers’

Mamak Back In Court For Underpaying Migrant Workers

The operators of famous inner Sydney restaurant Mamak are again in Court accused of further underpayments, after being penalised almost $300,000 last year for exploiting overseas workers. Sydney’s Malaysian restaurant Mamak has again allegedly underpaid two employees from their Chatswood restaurant and has created false payslips to disguise the underpayments to authorities.  One employee was…

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Coffee Club franchisee in Court over 457 visa fraud

A Coffee Club café franchisee in Brisbane allegedly coerced an overseas worker to repay $18,000 of his wages by threatening to cancel his 457 skilled worker visa if he didn’t do so.  The accusations come amid the Turnbull Government’s proposed changes to the 457 visas which are common in Australia’s cooking profession. Summary A Coffee…

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Company accused of “slavery”, penalised $227,300

Source: HC Online A labour-hire company and its director have been penalised $227,300 for underpaying employees and luring them to Australia with false promises. Maroochy Sunshine has been penalised $186,000 and its sole director, Emmanuel Bani, an additional $41,300 in the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane after legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Twenty-two…

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7-Eleven store owner given record fine for exploiting workers

The owner of a Brisbane 7-Eleven store who systematically exploited workers has been fined more than $400,000, the largest penalty imposed in Australia by a court after action by the Fair Work Ombudsman     Background This case related to the underpayment of 12 employees, including a number of international students, a total of $82,661…

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Record fine for 7-Eleven pay scam

record fine for 7-Eleven pay scam

A 7-Eleven operator in Sydney has been penalised a record $214,200 for deliberately short-changing two migrant employees and falsifying records. Harmandeep Singh Sarkaria – who owns and operates the 7-Eleven at Bankstown – has been penalised $35,700 and his company Amritsaria Four Pty Ltd a further $178,500. They are the largest penalties secured against a 7-Eleven franchisee…

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