You can buy me Love

A Wollongbar-based couple will face charges in the Federal Magistrates Court in Sydney relating their alleged involvement in underpaying 22 workers almost $75,000.

Damien Love and his wife Tammy Love ran Drymist Holdings Pty Ltd, which went into liquidation in August this year. The charges from the Fair Work Ombudsmen relate to allegedly underpaying security officers during various periods throughout 2007 and 2008.

The Workplace Authority allege that AWAs lodged by Drymist Holdings failed the ‘fairness test’ and the company failed to compensate the security officers for the entitlements they were underpaid, despite being repeatedly asked to do so.

The biggest alleged underpayment of an individual worker is $10,355.

Fair Work Ombudsman NSW director Mark Davidson said the decision to prosecute Mr and Mrs Love was made because of the significant amounts involved and their failure to rectify them.

They allege Mr and Mrs Love committed multiple contraventions of workplace laws and face a maximum potential penalty of $6600 per breach.

The case is listed for mention on December 17.


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