Sunglass Hut is required to pay $ 2.3 million to employees after violating workplace laws and underpaying staff

Sunglass Hut is forced to pay $ 2.3 million to employees after violating workplace laws and underpaying hundreds of employees

  • Sunglass Hut has 620 employees with approximately $ 2.3 million in overtime
  • The underpayments were made in 253 Sunglass Hut stores throughout Australia
  • It is ordered to pay the contribution and to apologize for each affected employee
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Sunglass Hut has lifted 620 employees over five years with around $ 2.3 million in overtime.

Luxottica Retail Australia Pty Ltd, acting as Sunglass Hut, entered into a court-enforceable business with the Fair Work Ombudsman after acknowledging the underpayments.

Between 2010 and 2016, Sunglass Hut did not reach an agreement with part-time workers, as required by the General Retail Industry Award, and as a result he did not pay overtime for work performed outside of regular hours.

Sunglass Hut has 620 employees over five years with approximately $ 2.3 million charged overtime (inventory)

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Sunglass Hut has 620 employees over five years with approximately $ 2.3 million charged overtime (inventory)

The underpayments took place in 253 Sunglass Hut stores throughout Australia and they range from $ 4 to $ 42,912.

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker said the company was committed to reviewing work practices and correcting all underpayments.

& # 39; Sunglass Hut has violated workplace laws and their behavior does not meet the legal obligations to their employees and the expectations of the community & # 39 ;, Parker said.

& # 39; This outcome should also be a warning to all companies that they should actively check whether they are paying their staff correctly. & # 39;

The Ombudsman said the company should fund external auditors to check the wages and conditions for employees every year until 2022 and apologize to each affected employee.

& # 39; To date, Sunglass Hut has repaid $ 1,485,590 (or $ 1.4 million) to 457 employees and has to repay the outstanding $ 815,391 in unpaid overtime. & # 39;

Luxottica Retail Australia Pty Ltd, acting as Sunglass Hut, entered into a court-enforceable company with the Fair Work Ombudsman after confessing the underpayments (stock)
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Luxottica Retail Australia Pty Ltd, acting as Sunglass Hut, entered into a court-enforceable company with the Fair Work Ombudsman after confessing the underpayments (stock)

Luxottica Retail Australia Pty Ltd, acting as Sunglass Hut, entered into a court-enforceable company with the Fair Work Ombudsman after confessing the underpayments (stock)

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