One might think that some of the cases are by accident, and potentially they were.

But this case appears quite intentional and so the company receives over $1m in fines.

There is no way that you could argue paying employees just $12 is ignorance. Besides that, it appears the company tried to mislead the FWO.

“The penalties imposed against Hero Sushi are the largest ever achieved as a result of a Fair Work Ombudsman litigation and demonstrate that employers who deliberately exploit vulnerable workers will face serious consequences”.

If you have not done a full and complete audit of your payments, it is high time you did so. This is the umpteenth case on underpayments and it is just not acceptable!

https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/workplace/hero-sushi-fined-900-000-for-wages-fraud-20200518-p54txv

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