Feb 2019 | Former Caltex franchisee fined $77,000 for pay record issues

Date: 15 Feb 2019

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Mohammad Arif Rana, whose extended family once owned more than 27 Caltex service stations around Australia, and his company have been fined $77,708 for intentionally falsifying migrant employees' pay records.

In a judgment delivered on Friday, Judge Nicholas Manousaridis in the Federal Circuit Court fined Mr Rana $11,540 and his company Abdul Wahid & Sons $66,168 for breaches relating to two Caltex service stations formerly owned by the company in Dural and Ermington.

The court found the company had created false or misleading pay records, not given staff pay slips, and recorded incorrect penalty rates.

Judge Manousaridis found Mr Rana was involved in each of those breaches.