$33,000 for local truck drivers
EIGHTEEN truck drivers from Richmond Valley have been reimbursed more than $33,000 after an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found they were underpaid.
The truck drivers – all from the same company – were underpaid their overtime entitlements for shift work.
After Fair Work inspectors contacted the employer and explained its obligations, the workers were immediately back-paid.
The Fair Work Ombudsman randomly audited the company as part of the Agency’s regular auditing activity.
Fair Work Ombudsman NSW director Mark Davidson says the underpayments were inadvertent and given the employer co-operated and rectified the matter, there will be no further action against the company.