(Closed) Employment Issue.. HELP! Can they do this???

posted 9 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sounds like someone is stealing from the company.

Ask to get the company book and read it again. This doesn’t sound legal to me, and I used to work in retail management. There’s also no harm in calling up a lawyer and asking.

Post # 5
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think this is legal, and I’ve been in retail management for years, in several different jobs. Also, how is this really punishing the person that is stealing? If they stole $100 but 5 people were working that day and everyone had to pay $20, the theif would still be up $80. Doesn’t make sense to me……

Post # 6
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This sounds horrible! I don’t think they can do this, it sounds off. I’ve worked in the restaurant business for many many years before my current job, even ran a restaturant/cafe myself and family for a decade, and this sounds so wrong! Don’t pay them, you don’t owe them, and keep us updated on what your lawyer friend has to say.

Post # 7
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Are you sure the owner isn’t stealing from himself? ๐Ÿ˜›

I would not work in a place like that, especially if money seems to go missing a lot.

Post # 8
5988 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

contact the fairwork ombudsman for advise (as you are in australia) – my straight out answer is hell no this isnt fair or right but they might be able to get around the rules because no one has ever stood up to them before

link: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/pages/default.aspx


Post # 9
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here in Nebraska they can require it, but I don’t know about Australia.  Here they already have to have a practice in place that they give the overages to the employees, if they don’t have that in place first, all they can do is write you up.

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