UNDERPAYMENT & WAGE CLAIMS
Underpayment, Wages, Entitlements and Employment Contracts
Wages, entitlements, salaries and employment payment rights are sourced from a variety of documents, such as employment contracts, industrial awards, enterprise agreements and legislation. Employment entitlements may include wages, casual loading, penalty rates, annual leave, long service leave and redundancy payments and particular allowances under awards. Awards and minimum wage decisions provide the minimum remuneration for employees.
Contracts of employment, including accepted letters of offer, may also be of considerable importance in assessing or establishing claims an employee may have.
Modern Awards applied to Federal system employees since January 2010. State system employees also have rights under state awards and state industrial legislation. Underpayment claims may date back to prior to a particular award applying, meaning that the potential underpayment claim needs to be assessed across various instruments and at various times. Assessing claims for outstanding employment entitlements and the process of seeking proper payment may require particular understanding, experience and skill. Demands may be made and actions can be taken in court for outstanding employment entitlements.
Successfully ascertaining action to recover these deserved entitlements can be confusing and daunting, which is why we offer a initial consultation, with no cost or obligation, to help you understand your rights and the process for recovering unpaid money and entitlements.
This is information is intended as a general overview guide of the subject matter and it is not intended as advice that should be relied on by the audience. The subject matter of the information may have been updated since posting.