Westpac Banking Corporation has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman and is back-paying thousands of employees a total of $6 million.
Westpac self-reported to the Fair Work Ombudsman in April 2020 that it had underpaid the long service leave entitlements of employees across Australia after identifying underpayments during an internal review.
Payroll system errors resulted in the bank failing to correctly take into account employees’ overtime work, average weekly hours, bonuses, commissions and sick leave when determining how much long service leave to accrue to employees.
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