By Ben Hagemann
Only one more week remains for 7-Eleven employees to make their claims with the Wage Repayment Program, which will close on Jan 31 when the Fair Work Ombudsman’s new rules kick in.
The program will be replaced by 7-Eleven’s Internal Investigation Unit, which will request consent from claimants to be able to disclose information, including their identities, to third parties including the franchisee.
Franchisees found to have underpaid staff will be required to rectify underpayments within 30 days, and where they do not, 7-Eleven will make an ex-gratia payment.
However, the company stated it would not make ex-gratia payments for underpayments that arose from “cash-back” conduct unless the incident was reported within 90 days of the claimant becoming aware of or participating in the behaviour.
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This story first appeared in C&I Week.
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