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Emirates Leisure Retail has admitted to exploiting personnel by underpaying hundreds of employees for years. Her brands include Hudsons Coffee (photo), Coopers Alehouse and The Bistro by Wolfgang Puck

The Emirates retail arm admits they & # 39; unintentionally & # 39; Hundreds of Australian workers in bars and restaurants at airports have underpaid

  • Emirates Leisure Retail has admitted to underpaying staff for a number of years
  • Company owns Hudson's Coffee, Coopers Alehouse and Bistro van Wolfgang Puck
  • A former employee believes she owes around $ 15,000 for the mistake
  • Admission comes after Woolworths has admitted that he has underpaid thousands of employees
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A large catering company has admitted that it has paid hundreds of employees too little.

The current and former staff of Emirates Leisure Retail recently received an email stating that the company had noticed an error with the fines.

The company – a subsidiary of the Emirates airline – has a number of brands in Australian hospitals and airports, including Hudson's Coffee, Coopers Alehouse and The Bistro by Wolfgang Puck.

Many employees are fuming left after receiving the email, with a former employee claiming they owe around $ 15,000.

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Emirates Leisure Retail has admitted to exploiting personnel by underpaying hundreds of employees for years. Her brands include Hudsons Coffee (photo), Coopers Alehouse and The Bistro by Wolfgang Puck

Emirates Leisure Retail has admitted to exploiting personnel by underpaying hundreds of employees for years. Her brands include Hudsons Coffee (photo), Coopers Alehouse and The Bistro by Wolfgang Puck

& # 39; I have worked in the hospitality industry for a long time and in my other jobs they paid us fines. But at Hudsons we didn't get that, & she said 9 news.

& # 39; They didn't pay us a fine for the weekend, they didn't pay us for starting before 6 am & # 39; in the morning, or working after 7 pm & # 39; evening.

The email to staff read: & # 39; After a proactive review of our payroll, we identified a potential issue regarding the application of overtime, weekend and night fines for staff under the Emirates Leisure Retail enterprise agreement & # 39;

The e-mail stated that HR would contact the staff if a wage analysis showed that they had paid too little.

As a spokesperson for Emirates Leisure Retail, it is not yet known how many employees have been affected by the problem.

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He said the company had reported to the Fair Work Ombudsman and was working to resolve it.

Underpayment scandals among staff have broken out this year at a number of major brands.

Many employees are fuming left after receiving the email, with a former employee claiming she owes around $ 15,000 (stock image)

Many employees are fuming left after receiving the email, with a former employee claiming she owes around $ 15,000 (stock image)

Many employees are fuming left after receiving the email, with a former employee claiming she owes around $ 15,000 (stock image)

Last month, Woolworths admitted that he paid thousands of employees up to $ 5,200 each year for nearly ten years.

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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.

Earlier in the year, MasterChef's company, George Calombaris, Made Establishment, was hit with a fine of $ 200,000 after employees in his restaurants paid nearly $ 8 million in wages.

The star had blamed the problem in its high-profile Melbourne restaurants – including Hellenic Republic, Press Club, and Gazi – for & # 39; historically bad processes & # 39 ;.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Emirates Leisure Retail for further comments.

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