The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $14,200 in penalties in court against the operators of a fence construction business in Goondiwindi, in southern Queensland.
The Federal Circuit and Family Court has imposed a $12,000 penalty against Drillchan Pty Ltd and a $2,200 penalty against the company’s sole director Stephen John Warburton.
The penalties were imposed in response to Drillchan failing to comply with a Compliance Notice requiring the back-payment of entitlements to a Dutch worker who was employed by Drillchan as a casual construction worker. Mr Warburton was involved in the contravention.
The Court also ordered Drillchan take the action required by the Compliance Notice, which includes rectifying the total underpayment amount of $8998.75 in full, plus superannuation.