April 2018 | Vic overseas workers paid just $10 an hour

Date: 4 April 2018

Source: SBS

A former economics professor is accused of paying overseas workers just $10 an hour to work in his Melbourne grocery shop.

Jordan Shan and his company Jenni International Pty Ltd, which previously operated the Dae Bark Mart grocery store in Flinders Street, will face the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly underpaying two workers a total of $14,015 over a period of less than four months in 2016.

The workers, on holiday working visas from South Korea, were allegedly paid flat rates ranging from $10 to $12.50 an hour, despite being entitled to minimum hourly rates of $19.44, and more for penalty rates and overtime.