Former Mildura Restaurant Operators Fined $11,000

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Media Release





    5 Nov 2010


Former Mildura restaurant operators fined

$11,000 over failure to provide employment

records


The former operators of a Mildura restaurant have been fined $11,550 after they

failed to provide employment records for an employee who claimed he had been

underpaid.


Grenpro Pty Ltd, which formerly operated the Chaffey Restaurant on Deakin

Avenue, Mildura, has been penalised $9625.


Mildura man Aaron Michael Grennan, who is Grenpro’s sole director and part-

owner and who formerly managed the restaurant, has also been fined $1925.


The penalties were imposed in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court following a

prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

 

Grennan admitted he was responsible for Grenpro breaching national workplace

laws by failing to comply with requests to provide employment records.


Under the Fair Work Act, employers must comply with requests from the Fair

Work Ombudsman to provide employment records relating to employees and

former employees.


The Fair Work Ombudsman requested employment records from Grenpro in

November, 2009 during its investigation of an underpayment complaint lodged by

a man the company had employed as a cook at Chaffey Restaurant in 2008-09.


Grennan also admitted he was responsible for Grenpro breaching national

workplace laws by failing to issue pay slips to the employee. 


Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says employers who

fail to comply with requests for records can face serious consequences.


“Failing to comply with a request to provide records is a serious matter because it

can hamper the ability of Fair Work inspectors to determine whether workers

have received their full entitlements,” he said.


Employers or employees seeking assistance should contact the Fair Work Infoline

on 13 13 94 or visit www.fairwork.gov.au For translations call 13 14 50.


Media inquiries: 


Ryan Pedler, Senior Adviser Media & Stakeholder Relations. (03) 9954

2561, 0411 430 902. ryan.pedler@fwo.gov.au






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