QLD Employment Law - Getting Paid by Ex-Employer by Court Order?

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Ticcer

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Hi.

I sued my ex-employer for underpayment and won in a local magistrates court via an employment claim. Self-represented. Court order in my favour.

The employer ordered to pay an amount within 14 days, then 2 other amounts monthly over the following 2 months.

The employer is refusing to pay electronically and is going to send a cheque for the first installment that will no doubt take a week to clear, meaning I will not have access to the money on the day I'm supposed to be paid pursuant to the court order.

Is this legitimate under employment law? Is there anything I can do to force my ex-employer to pay electronically?

Also, I've spent 2 days via email asking my ex-employer why he wants my residential address. He said, "Receipt". I asked what the receipt was for. He wouldn't say, but said he would just send it to my last known address. I told him I no longer live there. Then he finally admitted he was sending a cheque. Talk about being difficult!! This is why I'm asking the question above.
 

Rod

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1. Is this legitimate under employment law?
2. Is there anything I can do to force my ex-employer to pay electronically?
1. Yes.
2. Only if it is in the court orders.
 

Tim W

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Yes, the employer can pay you by cheque.
And yes, that little voice telling you that it's the employer's last petty act of spite, is correct.

Grit your teeth and get the money. Just getting that first instalment will see you better off than many.
And start preparing for when the next payment(s) don't come.
 

Rob Legat - SBPL

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And bear in mind a post dated cheque is a different matter...