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Director of car rental company personally fined for underpaying workers

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The former director of a Brisbane car rental company was personally fined $110,000 in the Federal Magistrates Court for underpaying seven workers.  The Fair Work Ombudsman prosecuted the claim against the director, Mr Nathan Conn, personally after the company, Enterprise Car Rental Group Pty Ltd, went into liquidation.

Mr Conn was also ordered to make back payments of $61,423 for the breaches which occurred between February 2006 and April 2008.  The breaches related to underpayments of minimum hourly rates, annual leave entitlements, superannuation, meal break pay, termination pay and penalty rates for weekend and public holidays.

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Author:  Richard Scougall

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