The operators of two Subway outlets in Adelaide are set to face the Fair Work Ombudsman in court.

The Ombudsman commenced an investigation after two former employees aged 17 and 18 submitted requests for assistance.

Hutt Nominees Pty Ltd (franchisee of Subway on Jetty Road in Glenelg) and McNeil Investments Pty Ltd (franchisee of Subway in the Bayside Village Shopping Centre in Glenelg) along with Jason Matthew Hood (director of both companies) will face court for alleged underpayments.

Three compliance notices were issued to Hutt Nominees and one to McNeil Investments in September 2020 after a Fair Work Inspector found the employees had been underpaid entitlements between August 2017 and October 2019.

The Fair Work Ombudsman is alleging the companies failed to comply with the notices which required them to calculate and back-pay the workers.

It’s also alleged McNeil Investments breached workplace law by failing to comply with a Notice to Produce records or documents.

The companies face maximum penalties of $33,300 and Hood faces a penalty of up to $6,660 in relation to the Compliance Notice breaches.

McNeil Investments faces a maximum penalty of up to $63,000.

A directions hearing is listed in the Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide on 24 May 2021.

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