Hobart butcher to back-pay apprentice almost $20k

An adult apprentice butcher in Hobart who was paid less than $10 per hour will be back-paid nearly $20,000 by his former employer, following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman. The worker was underpaid while working at Lindisfarne Village Gourmet Meats, a retail butcher located at Lindisfarne, Hobart, between March, 2015 and April this year. The Fair Work Ombudsman conducted inquiries after he lodged a request for assistance. Fair Work inspectors discovered the business had paid the worker standard apprentice wage rates of less than $10 on weekdays and less than $12 on Saturdays. However, having started his apprenticeship over…

Source: Beef Central
Hobart butcher to back-pay apprentice almost k