Crikey Clarifier

Apr 27, 2018

Can your boss sue you for fighting for proper wages?

A Melbourne cafe is making headlines for alleged underpayment of staff and threats to sue. It may be common in hospitality, but what laws are at play here?

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis

Journalist

This week a Melbourne cafe, Barry, has joined the long long list of employers under fire for accusations of underpayment.

To recap: it was revealed that employees at Barry were underpaid by around $5/hour and didn't receive any penalty rates. A picture of the, shall we say, spartan contract circulated which detailed the agreement:

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