Mandurah Workers Backpaid Almost $20,000

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Fair Work Infoline: 13 13 94 

Media Release

    6 Oct 2010

Mandurah workers back-paid almost $20,000

after regulator intervenes

The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered almost $20,000 for three workers at

Mandurah in Western Australia after recent investigations found they were


The biggest recovery was $9300 for a security officer who was underpaid his

minimum hourly rate, superannuation entitlements, penalty rates and loadings.

After inspectors contacted the employer and advised of its obligations, the worker

was immediately back-paid.

Other recoveries include:

$5200 for a young Mandurah childcare worker who was underpaid her

minimum hourly rate, and

$5100 for a Mandurah receptionist after she was not paid casual loading

for three years.

Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says that given the

employers co-operated and voluntarily rectified the underpayments, there will be

no further action against the companies. 

“We have a flexible, fair approach and our preference is always to work with

employers to educate them and help them voluntarily rectify any non-compliance

issues we identify,” he said.

Mr Campbell says employers need to ensure they regularly review their Award or

agreement to ensure they are complying with workplace laws.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has a number of tools on its website - - to assist employees and employers to check minimum

rates of pay.

Small to medium-sized businesses without human resources staff can also ensure

they are better equipped when hiring, managing and dismissing employees by

using free template employment documentation available online.

Employers or employees seeking assistance or further information can also

contact the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 from 8am-6pm weekdays. For

translations, call 13 14 50.  

Note: We are unable to provide additional information on the case listed above.

Media inquiries: 

Richard Honey, (03) 9954 2716,

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