June 2018 | Childcare workers allegedly unpaid for a year of work

Date: 8 June 2018

Source: The Age

The Fair Work Ombudsman is taking legal action against a Sydney childcare operator that allegedly failed to pay two migrant workers for a year of work.

The owner and operator of the centre and his company face the Federal Circuit Court for allegedly treating two workers as trainees when working as employees.

The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges the two female childcare workers originally from China were paid nothing despite being entitled to a total of $54,752 in wages, public holiday and annual leave entitlements for a year’s work between February 2016 and February 2017.