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Date: 08 Oct 2019
Category: ABN Payroll

Fair Work ombudsman lashes Wesfarmers' $15 million underpayment

Australia's workplace watchdog is considering litigation

In a statement on Tuesday, Wesfarmers said it found the mistake when it was updating a payroll system in its industrial and safety division, causing about 6000 current and former team members to have been underpaid since 2010.

The underpayments affect staff at retailer Blackwoods, workwear manufacturer Workwear Group, industrial gas supplier Coregas and health and safety management company Greencap. The errors relate to staff allowances, superannuation and entitlements, with Wesfarmers specifically highlighting car expenses. Find out more

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