Hospitality Manager Fined for Exploiting Overseas Workers


A former Gold Coast cafe manager has been fined $27,200 for exploiting overseas workers in a popular establishment.

The penalty was handed down by The Fair Work Ombudsman after the manager admitted to the underpayment of 12 employees at a Surfers Paradise cafe.

The workers were underpaid by $24,575 in total between January to September in 2015.

Four of the workers were on 417 working holiday visas while others were on 457 visas and 444 special category visas. Most came from non-English speaking backgrounds.

There were also 4 juniors among the underpaid workers. Source: