Mount Ommaney Bakehouse in Brisbane is facing court for allegedly underpaying a junior worker.

Inspectors allege a 16-year-old employee was not paid for all hours worked including wages, casual loading, evening and weekend penalty rate obligations.

The bakery, operated by T & Sons Pty Ltd and its manager Rosa Vo, failed to act on a compliance notice issued by Fair Work inspectors requiring the employee to be back-paid.

The Fair Work Ombudsman is seeking penalties against the T & Sons Pty Ltd and Vo, with the company facing a maximum penalty of $31,500 and Vo looking at a maximum penalty of $6,300.

The regulator is also seeking orders for the company to rectify underpayments in full plus superannuation and interest.

“Under the Fair Work Act, compliance notices are important tools used by inspectors if they form a belief that an employer has breached workplace laws,” said Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker.

“Where employers do not comply with our requests, we will take appropriate action to protect employees. A court can order the business to pay penalties in addition to back-paying workers.”

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