Back-pay for underpaid workers

Ms James said the amount was one of several recent pay recoveries around Perth, and related to the man’s final wages on termination of his employment last year.

She said in all the cases money owed was back-paid without the need for further action after Fair Work inspectors contacted the employers and explained their obligations.

‘We’re satisfied the underpayments were inadvertent,’ Ms James said.

‘Our inspectors assisted the employers to voluntarily rectify the underpayments and helped them put processes in place to ensure they comply with workplace laws in the future.’