A preferred restaurant within the coronary heart of Fremantle and its operator have been fined practically $22,000 after an worker complained to the Fair Work Ombudsman that they had been paid simply $200 for 146 hours of labor – a fee of $1.36 an hour.
After investigating the claims in August 2019, the ombudsman issued Soma Kitchen and the corporate’s director, Giancarlo Daniele, with a compliance discover requiring them to calculate and backpay cash owed to the worker.
Soma is a Mediterranean household eating favorite simply off the port metropolis’s cafe strip. After the enterprise and Mr Daniele didn’t act on the compliance discover, the Ombudsman determined to pursue the events within the Federal Circuit Court.
In a September 16 judgement, Federal Circuit Court Judge Christopher Kendall blasted Mr Daniele and Soma for exhibiting “a complete disregard for their legal obligations”.