News, Updates & Events

Paying an Employee Above the Legal Minimum and the Obligation to Pay Entitlements

Employers often pay their employees wages in excess of those stated in a modern Award. But does this automatically absolve the employer from any obligation to pay entitlements such as allowances and penalty rates? This area is somewhat fraught, but in short the answer is generally “NO”.    The Background    In Chinese Australian Services […]

NRL Referee’s Sidelining Upheld by the Fair Work Commission

The recent Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC)decision concerning a National Rugby League Referee, Tim Alouani-Roby (the Employee)has clarified the application of maximum term contracts, and whether employees engaged under the same have a right to access the general protections/adverse action jurisdiction of the FWC. The Full Bench upheld the finding that the […]

Fair Work Recovers Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Wages

Earlier this month, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced that a record $532 million in unpaid wages and entitlements had been recovered for more than 384,000 workers in 2021-22.  Background and Summary   Following extensive efforts by the FWO to create an environment that encourages large corporations to prioritise compliance, the sum of recoveries was more […]

Large Penalty for Wage Underpayment

A sushi restaurant was ordered to pay $355,000 in penalties after the Fair Work Ombudsman (“FWO”) brought a case against them for underpaying employees and falsifying records. Summary The case brought against Delishco Pty Ltd (“the Company”), which operates as ‘Moga Izakaya & Sushi’ in Brisbane, was heard in the Federal Circuit and Family Court. A $305,000 […]

Welcome to our New Senior Solicitor, Peter Hindeleh

This month we extend a warm welcome to our new Senior Solicitor, Peter Hindeleh. Bringing over 5 years’ experience spanning multiple areas of law, including litigation and dispute resolution in all NSW Courts, we look forward to having Peter’s contributions and expertise here at Stevens & Associates Lawyers.   Peter completed a Bachelor of Law […]