Investigation of underpayment of wages

Sometimes, whether purposefully or inadvertently, employers underpay their employees’ wages.  IR Advocates can help to investigate wage discrepancies and underpayment of wages.

Audits should be completed regularly to ensure that employee information is accurate and in compliance with agreements, awards, individual contracts and also in line with recent case law.

Pay records should be kept in compliance with regulatory requirements. These records can help investigations into pay discrepancies greatly.

Automated systems including HR Information Systems and Rostering software help to ensure that businesses remain compliant.




IR Advocates can investigate underpayment of wages for employers and employees, including:

  • Withholding of payment
  • Leave entitlements (sick/personal leave and annual leave)
  • Long service leave
  • Leave loading
  • Meal allowances
  • Final payout
  • Resignation payout
  • Redundancy payout
  • Termination payout
  • Awards
  • Superannuation