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May 11, 2021

Ombudsman helps out local workers

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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.

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  1. Byron, Ballina, Murbah and Lismore are renowned for under paying their staff I would love the Dept of Fair Trading to go through the books of all Businesses in these areas to see that people don’t even get the minimum wage. People cannot live on what there earning and so we loose them to the cities shame on businesses in our areas a good days work deserves a good days pay.


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