Restaurant operator facing $31,500 in penalties

16 January, 2020 by
Hospitality Magazine

The company behind north Melbourne restaurant The Old Cop Shop will face court on 19 February over allegations it failed to comply with a Compliance Notice.

The Old Cop Shop Eatery Pty Ltd, which operates the restaurant on Bell Street in Coburg, was issued the notice last year after a former employee lodged a request for assistance.

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At the time, a Fair Work Inspector conducted an investigation and formed a belief that the restaurant underpaid minimum wage rates for ordinary hours, casual loading, and Sunday and public holiday penalty rates under the Restaurant Industry Award 2010 between April and June last year,

The FWO is seeking penalties, with the company facing a maximum penalty of $31,500.

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The FWO is also seeking a Court Order requiring the company to comply with the Compliance Notice, which includes calculating any underpayments and rectifying them in full, plus superannuation and interest.

The fast food, restaurant and café sector made up 56 per cent of the FWO’s new litigations last financial year — more than any other sector.

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Image: The Old Cop Shop