A Perth baker is being prosecuted for underpaying a delivery driver more than $15,000.
In prosecution documents lodged in the Federal Magistrates Court in Perth, the Fair Work Ombudsman alleges Efes Bakery underpaid the employee up to $17,839 in entitlements by failing to pay his casual loading, overtime rates and early-start premiums between 2006 and 2008.
The driver, who was employed on a casual basis to deliver bread products to Efes Bakery customers around the city, was allegedly paid $60 to $65 per shift regardless of the number of hours he worked.
Court documents also allege that Efes Bakery failed to maintain proper time-and-wages records for the man and deliberately made false or misleading entries in its records regarding the hours he worked and the rate he was paid.
Efes Bakery has repaid the employee more than $7000 of the money allegedly owed but has failed to fulfil an undertaking to back-pay the rest.
The maximum potential penalty per breach of the workplace law is $33,000.