Hi guys, Can the underpayment of award wages be considered to be a criminal offence under criminal law, especially when the employer was given notice that he was underpaying, and while he increased wages, they were still below award rates? Thinking 'financial advantage by deception'. The director of the business is trying to avoid repayment of wages and is threatening legal action of his own to avoid paying back wages. I understand the Fair Work Act 2009 covers the underpayments, however this is becoming personal by the employer and the person who was underpaid wants the employer to back off from his workplace bullying tactics so is looking for the appropriate criminal charges that can be laid against the employer. Can the person that was underpaid have the employer charged with a criminal offence in Victoria? If so what are the possible crimes that have been committed by the employer?