Facing court are Core9 St Ives Pty Ltd – which formerly operated a Core9 Fitness franchise outlet in St Ives – and the company’s sole director, Kyle Arnold.
The regulator investigated after receiving a request for assistance from a worker who had been employed by Core9 St Ives Pty Ltd as a full-time marketing assistant between February 2018 and March 2021.
A Fair Work Inspector issued a compliance notice to the company in August 2021 after forming a belief the worker had not been paid more than $6000 in accrued but untaken annual leave entitlements, owed under the National Employment Standards at the end of her employment.
The FWO alleges Core9 St Ives, without reasonable excuse, failed to comply with the compliance notice, which required it to calculate and back pay the worker’s outstanding entitlements. It is alleged that Mr Arnold was involved in the contravention.
Acting Fair Work Ombudsman Mark Scully said that the regulator would continue to enforce workplace laws and take businesses to court where lawful requests are not complied with.