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VIC Reasonable Amount of Time to Wait for Wages Owed?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Rob Brincat, 19 October 2015.

  1. Rob Brincat

    Rob Brincat Member

    19 October 2015
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    Hi all

    I recently discovered my employer was not paying me my wages correctly under the award I am covered under. I have contacted Fair Work Australia and they advised me to approach the employer with my findings.

    The employer has agreed that the rates I have been paid are incorrect and will remedy the situation. The amount involved is approx $6400 and goes back over 18months. I have provided my employer with a spreadsheet showing the correct figures against my payslips for the last 18months.

    My question is, what is a reasonable amount of time I should wait before expecting payment? One week, two weeks??

    I would appreciate and assistance.

  2. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

    2 October 2015
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    Hi Rob,

    An employer would more than likely have a duty to you to pay your wages in a reasonable amount of time.

    It would be suggested to write a further letter to your employer. If you receive no response in approximately 28 days - it would be advisable to seek legal advice regarding the recovery of your wages and different ways you can go about recovering this money.

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  3. Serge Gorval

    Serge Gorval Well-Known Member
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    2 November 2015
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    If you want your wages, I suggest considering a small claim in the FCCA. That usually gets them moving and you will get your wages within the week.
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