Your questions answered: Could our employee’s ongoing unpaid overtime result in a hefty back pay claim?

By Portner Press on December 18th, 2019
  1. Industrial Instruments
  2. Fair Work Act

Q
Our employee claims he has worked an extra 30 minutes a day unpaid for about three years. This has not been expressly authorised but is not contested.

Can a deed be used to effectively settle any back pay claims in the instance the exact amount unpaid is uncertain?

A
A release by the employee in a deed won’t stop the Fair Work Ombudsman from investigating the underpayment, but it is a good start.

 





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