Former Nail Salon Owner Penalised $10,560 For Role In Underpaying Employees

31 August 2018

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $10,560 penalty against the former owner of a nail salon in Adelaide for his role in underpaying several employees.

The Federal Circuit Court imposed the penalty against Albert Tran, who was formerly the director and owner of Hongyen Pty Ltd (now in liquidation), which traded as Citi Nails & Beauty in the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza at Modbury.

Five employees who performed nail treatments at Mr Tran's salon were underpaid a total of $7,493.

Judge Stewart Brown found that Mr Tran was involved as an accessory in minimum hourly rate, casual loading and rostering breaches of the Hair and Beauty Industry Award, and failure to accrue annual leave in breach of the Fair Work Act.

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