The Fair Work Ombudsman has stepped in to award four Northern Rivers workers backpay or entitlements totalling almost $32,000 that their employers failed to pay them.
In one case, a Ballina receptionist received $10,000 after being underpaid penalty rates for two and a half years.
In other local cases a Lismore trade assistant was underpaid $8700 in annual leave entitlements, a mechanic in Murwillumbah was underpaid $8100 in long service leave entitlements, and a Byron Bay sales representative was not paid $5100 commission on sales.
If you think that you are not receiving your correct entitlements, you can contact Fair Work Ombudsman via the website – www.fairwork.gov.au – or call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94. A free interpreter service is available on 13 14 50.