Thousands paid back to workers

SEVERAL Ipswich workers have received a combined total of $39,600 in back pay following investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

An underpaid real estate agent from Brassall received the biggest individual payout of $14,800, after he was not paid wages for more than six months and did not receive annual leave entitlements.

A Fair Work spokesman said the worker was reimbursed in full after inspectors contacted the employer.

In a separate case, an appren- tice at Raceview was backpaid $8900 after he was not paid wages or annual leave entitlements.

A Fair Work Ombudsman spokesman said the employers voluntarily rectified the matters and no further action would be taken.

Anyone wishing to check their rights and obligations can visit the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website at www.fairwork.gov.au or contact the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.



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