Backpackers against wage theft 背包客反欠薪剝削

Early last week, the hospitality magazine reveals a backpacker facing wage theft case.1

近日餐旅服務產業雜誌(hospitality magazine)報導,背包客反剝削欠薪的個案。

The operators of a rooftop bar in Melbourne’s CBD will face the Fair Work Ombudsman in court for failing to back-pay an overseas employee.


C & H Entertainment, the operator of The Red Hummingbird bar, have not followed a compliance notice which required the company to calculate and back-pay a casual employee.

名為C & H 娛樂公司(C&H Entertainment) 旗下紅蜂鳥酒吧(The Red Hummingbird bar) 因拒絕重新計算欠薪以及償還欠薪。將面臨法院訴訟。




It’s alleged a British national on a 417 working holiday visa was underpaid casual loading, penalty rates for weekend, public holiday, late night and early morning hours.


A Fair Work Inspector also found the company breached record-keeping and pay slip laws, which company director Don Haris Kumarage and Channa Dissanayake are believed to be involved in.

公平公正委員會(Fair Work)的檢查員,發現該公司並且違反員工薪資紀錄以及薪資單紀錄的法律規範,該公司的主管Don Haris Kumarage 與 Channa Dissanayake 更涉嫌其中。

C & H Entertainment faces a maximum penalty of $31,500, with Kumarage looking at a fine up to $6,300 for the compliance notice breach.

C & H 娛樂公司面臨最高$31,500罰緩,而Kumarage將面臨 $6,300各人罰緩。

For record-keeping and pay slip breaches, the company faces maximum penalties of $63,000 per breach and Kumarage and Dissanayake up to $12,600 per breach.


A directions hearing has been listed in the Federal Circuit Court in Melbourne for 2 March 2020.


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