News

$47,000 for Goondiwindi workers

WORKERS at Goondiwindi have been back-paid $47,600 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The biggest underpayment was $35,000 for three hospitality workers at a business in the district, which cannot be identified due to privacy laws.

The employees lodged complaints with the Fair Work Ombudsman after they were underpaid their redundancy entitlements, wages in lieu of notice on termination and annual leave entitlements.

The employees were underpaid $22,800, $8500 and $3700 respectively.

After a Fair Work inspector contacted the business and explained its obligations, the workers were reimbursed without the need for further action.

In another case, two foreign backpackers working as farmhands in the St George area have been back-paid $12,600 after they were underpaid the minimum hourly rate, penalty rates and annual leave entitlements.

Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson says when Fair Work inspectors identify an issue and contact a business, most employers check their records, realise a problem has occurred, and fix it immediately.

"When we find mistakes, we're here to help and give practical advice to employers on how to voluntarily fix them," Mr Wilson says.

"These Queensland business have now corrected the errors that led to the underpayments and put processes in place to ensure they will not happen again."

Workers or employers seeking support should get in touch with the Fair Work Ombudsman via the website - fairwork.gov.au - or call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.

Topics:  back-pay fair work australia goondiwindi



Fighting for fresh food

HIGH QUALITY: Rohan and Fiona Morris call the Goomburra Valley home.

Amy Walker talks to us about the tradition of food.

WARWICK POLICE: Three assaults in two days

Police.

WARWICK police are investigating a string of assaults in the CBD

What a redback bite feels like

"You don't know how your body will react.”

Short answer, it hurts a lot.

Local Partners

Top sportsman leaves town

ONE of Australia's top campdrafters Ben Tapp has left Warwick after eleven years of being based on the Southern Downs.


Mateship the main focus of carnival in Warwick

Dion Galloway (Digglers) was 2016 player of the carnival.

Plenty of mateship among 600 carnival cricketers

No Prep Kaos to hit Warwick Dragway on Saturday

Royden Hardcastle will compete in his 1928 Dodge Senior 6 in the No Prep Kaos meeting at Warwick Dragway on Saturday.

First time in Warwick for No Prep Kaos

Cricket and drag racing in the news on Southern Downs

Drag organiser Matthew Loy.

Weekend action will include cricket and drag racing

Ocean Sleeper discuss being 'Six Feet Down'.

Ocean Sleeper make waves with their new EP. Photo Contributed

Gippsland band shines at Unify

Bowie's final music EP No Plan released

NEW: Artwork for David Bowie's posthumous 2016 EP, No Plan.

David Bowie's 28th and final album

Married At First Sight: Ipswich bachelor seeks love

READY FOR IT: Ipswich man Simon McQuillan will appear on the upcoming new season of Married At First Sight.

Romance would top off recovery for Booval man

Dinky-di Denyer: Family Feud favourite hosts Oz Day party

Grant Denyer will host Channel 10's Australia Day concert from the Sydney Opera House.

GRANT Denyer shares his Australia Day traditions ahead of concert.

Chelsea Handler blames the Kardashians for Donald Trump win

Chelsea Handler pictured in a scene from her talk show in Los Angeles.

TALK show host blames rise of reality TV family for election result.

Law & Order’s Trump inspired episode is still in limbo

The cast of Law & Order: SVU season 18, from left, Kelli Giddish, Raul Esparza, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T and Peter Scanavino. Supplied by Channel 10.

SHOW'S mastermind unsure if or when twice-delayed episode will air.

Why tree-changers want to buy in the Southern Downs

Core Logic property statistics reveal the region's median house price for the Downs dropped 1.5% to $241,250 the September quarter.

Region's median house price drops 1.5% to $241,250

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Top sportsman leaves town

GOLD CUP WINNER: Ben Tapp has moved to Tamworth and listed his historic Warwick property The Glen.

ONE of Australia's top campdrafters Ben Tapp has left Warwick

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!