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Reply #1 - 16. Oct 2009 at 11:28

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The federal workplace watchdog has launched a prosecution against a Tasmanian security company, alleging it underpaid 47 employees a total of $176,000.

The Workplace Ombudsman is prosecuting Security Protection Services Pty Ltd, located in Hobart.

The Agency is also prosecuting the company’s manager Neil Stewart Ruut and his wife Cindy Michelle Ruut, the company’s sole director, claiming they were complicit in the underpayments.   

In prosecution documents lodged in the Federal Magistrates Court in Hobart, the Workplace Ombudsman alleges Security Protection Services paid workers a flat rate for all hours worked, resulting in underpayments of employees’ casual loadings, leave loading, minimum shift pay, overtime, weekend rates, public holiday rates and split shift allowances.

The prosecution documents allege Security Protection Services underpaid 47 employees a total of $176,000, with the biggest underpayment of an individual worker being $25,000.

Workplace Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says the decision to prosecute Security Protection Services and Mr and Mrs Ruut followed refusals to fully rectify the alleged underpayments or co-operate with workplace inspectors.

The Workplace Ombudsman is seeking a Court Order for all money owed to workers to be repaid and for penalties against the company and Mr and Mrs Ruut, of Blackmans Bay, Hobart.

The maximum penalty per breach of the Act is $33,000 for a company and $6600 for an individual.

The federal Workplace Ombudsman is the independent statutory agency responsible for investigating and enforcing compliance with Commonwealth workplace relations laws.

http://www.fwo.gov.au/Media-centre/Pages/20090505.aspx
 

Ah! Working in Security where finding the real thief could be your employer. Now is the time to check your super account.
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16. Oct 2009 at 09:59

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Hobart-based Security Protection Services Pty Ltd, manager Neil Stewart Ruut and his wife Cindy, the sole director, over the alleged underpayment of $176,000 to 47 employees.

http://www.fwo.gov.au/Media-centre/Pages/20090730-01.aspx
 

Ah! Working in Security where finding the real thief could be your employer. Now is the time to check your super account.
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