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Underpayment of Wages

Many clients seek advice from our expert Industrial Lawyers because their employer has failed to pay the correct amount of wages. Determining whether a worker has been underpaid their wages can be very complex and can involve a thorough analysis of the employment relationship, Modern Awards, contracts and other industrial instruments.

The Industrial Lawyers at Websters have experience in assessing and calculating the correct rates of pay, and pursuing applications in the relevant Tribunals if we believe an underpayment of wages has indeed occurred. It is important to note that statutory time limits apply to pursuing a claim for underpayment of wages.

Underpayment of Wages claims are not limited to the actual ‘wages’ that are paid into a worker’s bank account. An underpayment claim may involve the improper payment of leave entitlements (for example, annual leave of Long Service Leave), or the failure to pay the proper rate of Superannuation.

Underpayment of Wages disputes can be protracted, stressful and complicated. Most employers are unprepared to concede that they have failed to pay their staff correctly. We work closely with our clients to ensure they are continually kept aware of relevant legal processes before a claim is lodged, all the way up to a Trial.

If you believe you have been paid incorrectly by your employer, or you have been denied certain industrial entitlements, please conduct one of our Industrial Lawyers without delay.

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*Please note: Websters lawyers is a South Australian based law firm, handling matters exclusive to South Australia, with offices located in Adelaide, Ridgehaven and Smithfield.

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