July 2019 | Fruit and vegetable shops fined for underpaying workers

Date: 8 July 2019

Source: ABC

The operators of a fruit, vegetable and flower business with stores across Melbourne's east have been fined $243,000 for underpaying workers and producing misleading pay records.

The Federal Circuit Court ordered A & S Wholesale Fruit and Vegetables Pty Ltd and two of its operators to pay the penalty after they agreed they had underpaid three employees by nearly $133,000.

The business had employed the three workers at its stores across Chirnside Park, Fountain Gate, Parkmore and Dandenong between 2012 and 2014.