Fair Work secures penalties against franchisee

Fair Work has managed to secure around $200,000 in penalties from a 7-Eleven franchise in Brisbane, for short-changing overseas workers.

The manager and part-owner of the store, Avinash Singh was penalised $32,130, along with a penalty of $160,650 for the company he directs, S & A Enterprises (QLD).

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) took legal action against the outlet, following investigations relating to it in 2015.

The inspections revealed that two overseas employees had been underpaid a combined total of $5593 for the time they worked for Mr Singh in 2014.

7-Eleven GM of Corporate Affairs Clayton Ford said: “7-Eleven welcomes the FWO’s legal actions against these underpayment practices back in 2014, and assisted their investigation”.

“We have zero tolerance for wage fraud, have implemented the most comprehensive reforms in the sector to eradicate it, and will act in the strongest available ways against it,” Mr Ford said.

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