Cheated Lismore workers get cash back



SOME Lismore workers have received a windfall. They've been awarded parts of their own salaries they missed the first time.

NSW Minister for Industrial Relations John Della Bosca announced $8053 in unpaid wages had been recovered for workers, following a workplace compliance campaign in the area.

Mr Della Bosca said that of the 37 businesses visited by inspectors from the NSW Office of Industrial Relations, 28 were found to be in breach of industrial laws.

The companies were found to have underpaid staff, not supplied pay slips or not kept proper time and wage records.

The companies which did not comply would be visited again this year.

"Many of the breaches were honest mistakes and employers took immediate steps to rectify the problems," Mr Della Bosca said.

In a dig at the Federal Government, Mr Della Bosca said the NSW industrial relations system was based on co-operation and education.



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