A Melbourne men’s fashion outlet is being accused of allegedly underpaying two workers almost $7000.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is prosecuting Tovek Pty Ltd, which trades as CM’s Fashion at various locations around Melbourne.
The agency is also prosecuting the company’s sole director Uri Burke of Melbourne.
Documents lodged in the Melbourne Magistrates Court allege that Tovek underpaid a former Collingwood-based merchandise manager more than $6500.
The alleged underpayments related to his personal/carer’s leave and annual leave entitlements on termination in 2008.
The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges Tovek also underpaid a former retail assistant $362.
The woman was allegedly underpaid her casual hourly rate and Sunday rates when she worked at the CM’s Fashion stores in South Yarra and Collingwood in 2008.
Fair Work Ombudsman executive director Michael Campbell said the decision to prosecute Tovek and Burke was made because of the significant amounts involved and the failure to rectify the matter.
The maximum potential penalty per breach of workplace law is $33,000 for Tovek and $6600 for Burke.