Restaurant owner fined; Inspectors recover $377,990 in 2018-19.
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Wageline News, November 2019
In this edition:
- Restaurant owner fined for not providing employment records
- Inspectors recovered $377,990 in unpaid wages and entitlements in 2018-19
- Keeping employment records
Restaurant owner fined for not providing employment records
A Perth restaurant owner has been ordered by the Industrial Magistrates Court to pay a penalty of $1,500 for failing to provide employment records to a State Industrial Inspector.
Mr Kamran Beykpour, the owner of SafaCity restaurant in Mount Lawley, was also ordered to pay costs of $1,000 and to produce the required employment records within seven days.
The Court matter arose from Mr Beykpour being served with a Notice to Produce Records by the Industrial Inspector as part of a 2018 compliance investigation into whether Mr Beykpour had correctly paid a staff member at his Walcott Street restaurant, which has now closed.
Obstruction of an Inspector by not providing records or not allowing entrance to a workplace can carry a penalty of up to $5,000.
Keeping employment records is your legal responsibility
All employers covered by the WA state industrial relations system (businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships or unincorporated trusts) are legally required to keep employment records.
Employers can visit the Employment records – employer obligations page for more information on record keeping requirements.
Wageline can answer questions on WA awards and employment laws for state system employers and employees.
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