Australians have said that they must ensure that they are not underpaid while Coles confesses that personnel is changing
Do YOU owe money? While Coles joins a growing list of Australian companies to underpay staff – here’s what you need to do to find out if you’ve changed
- Supermarket giant Coles admitted that he underpaid 1,150 employees for six years
- Underpayment is a total of $ 20 million and was discovered during a corporate review
- Coles is the newest Australian company involved in a payment scandal
Australian employees are encouraged to review their salaries and award percentages to ensure that they are not underpaid.
The recommendation comes when supermarket giant Coles becomes the newest company to reveal that they have underpaid employees.
At least 1,000 employees in both the supermarket and the liquor stores have been underpaid by around $ 20 million in the last six years.
A user-friendly online pay calculator is designed to ensure that employers pay their staff correctly.
The Australian Fair Work Ombudsman created the interactive tool, which instructs employees to answer a series of questions that should give them a clear indication of their award percentage and fines.
Coles has announced that he has paid his staff $ 20 million too little for six years
The Australian Fair Work Ombudsman created the interactive tool, which instructs employees to answer a series of questions to give them a clear indication of their award percentage and fines.
The organization reminded Australian taxpayers that a salary should never be lower than the minimum rights.
The Pay Calculator gives the employee options to help them find their correct pay rate by asking questions about their profession, length of service and title.
From there it gauges which prizes can be a possible match and encourages the employee to filter through and decide which one fits best.
The Pay Calculator can be found on the website and is an easy-to-use tool. People just follow the directions on the questionnaire
If by the end of the quiz there are differences in the total amount owed and how much a person is actually paid, they are asked to ask their employers the question.
If the issue is not resolved, the next step for an employee is to write a question letter or contact the Fair Work Ombudsman for investigation.
Coles, meanwhile, is the newest Australian company involved in a payment scandal, after rival Woolworths and high-end restaurant company Dinner By Heston.
With this photo, the organization reminded Australian taxpayers that a salary should never be less than minimum rights
The cause of the underpayment, which the company claims to affect 1,150 employees, was due to discrepancies between their remuneration and the General Retail Industry Award (GRIA).
Coles boss Steven Cain has apologized for team members.
“We want to make Coles a great place to work and apologize to team members who have been unintentionally affected.
‘We work together with a team of external experts to complete our assessment.
“After completion, we will contact all team members involved, both current and former, to fully resolve all identified differences.
Last year, Woolworths admitted having underpaid thousands of employees for several years
“Coles has taken steps to improve our systems and processes.”
The Fair Work Ombudsman has been informed.
The problem was discovered during an assessment launched last November after rival Woolworths had subordinated thousands of employees to $ 5,200 a year for nearly ten years.
Australia’s largest supermarket chain has not paid 5,700 of its employees in accordance with the General Retail Industry Award as much as $ 300 million.
The company estimated the problem dating back to 2010 when the modern price was first introduced.
Woolworths also promised to compensate staff.
AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES CAUGHT IN PAYMENT OF STAFF
Coles: Supermarket giant admits that $ 20 million is underpaid for his team members employed in his supermarkets and liquor stores for at least six years.
Woolworths: Company owes 5700 employees, a whopping $ 300 million in underpaid wages of more than nine years.
Dinner By Heston: High-end restaurant business, which was run by famous chef Heston Blumenthal, owes staff at least $ 4.5 million.
Michael Hill: Owes staff $ 25 million.
George Calombaris: The famous chef’s restaurant has paid more than 500 current and former employees for an amount of $ 7.83 million. In 2017, Calombaris was found guilty of underpaying 162 of his employees in total up to $ 2.6 million.
Rockpool Group: Employees owe $ 10 million.
Wesfarmers: 6,000 employees owe approximately $ 15 million.