The FWO alleges The Lodge MGL Pty Ltd, without reasonable excuse, failed to comply with the compliance notice, which required the calculation and back-payment of the workers’ outstanding entitlements.
Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker said the regulator would continue to enforce workplace laws and take businesses to court where lawful requests are not complied with.
“Where employers do not comply, we will take appropriate action to protect employees. A court can order a business to pay penalties in addition to back-paying workers,” Ms Parker said.
“Any employees with concerns about their pay or entitlements should contact the Fair Work Ombudsman for free assistance.”
The FWO is seeking a penalty against the company for allegedly failing to comply with the compliance notice. The maximum possible penalty is $33,300.
The regulator is also seeking a court order for the company to comply with the Compliance Notice, including rectifying any underpayments in full, plus interest and superannuation.
A directions hearing is listed in the Federal Circuit and Family Court in Sydney on 21 June 2022.