QLD Wages - Should I Sign Deed of Release?

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  1. Tom thunder

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    10% wages were kept for bond in case the sale cancels from his sales company that I worked for in 2016 for 6-7 months and 2017 for 7-8 months. I was supposed to have received my bond back by the last week of February and I haven't received it, so I checked my bank account to see if I ever got my bond back for 2015. Never did.

    I worked for Aida Sales and Marketing but I have to chase up my bond through another company called Certica that handles payments. The branch I worked for in 2015 has gone out of business. They're saying something along the lines of that being the reason I need to sign it, so I don't know why they haven't sent me my bond from 2017 already but it is all very suspect.

    Here are some screen shots of what they want me to sign, I would very much appreciate some feed back on whether or not this all just sounds like I'll be releasing them of any responsibility.

    Oh wow is there no way to upload photos?

    That's quite the hindrance. Well, anyway if you have any ideas of lines I should try looking for in the deed of release that is suspect?

    This is exactly what they emailed when I asked why I must sign, "This is the amount of your bond from AF27. And since they are no longer trading, this document needs to be signed and acknowledged by you to have your payment released."

    She says "this is the amount of your bond", but there is no number in the deed release.

    Okay very worried now. You type in Aida Sales and Marketing into Google and the very first suggestion is class action lawsuit here's a link :

    New class action for underpaid workers aims to recover more than $100 million

    I always thought they covered their bottoms by making us contractors.
     
  2. Tom thunder

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    Okay turns out we were "wrongly classified as independent contractors instead of employees despite being given no choice in clients or control over their hours", which is 100% accurate. I could work a full 10 hours and only get $50 for the day. No pay if you spend a whole day travelling somewhere that you're going to work for the week.

    I've registered for the class action but would still like some help on whether or not I should sign this deed of release?
     
  3. Rod

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    Without a whole heap of more information I am not prepared to offer information one way or another. If the amount is significant you may need to see a lawyer. The lawyer will need to read the employment contract/contractor agreement, read the deed in full, and possibly do company searches.
     
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