2006 - 2007 litigation outcomes

Fourth quarter, April 2007 - June 2007

Employer: W & K Crust Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 25 June 2007
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court Queensland
Judge: Federal Magistrate Jarrett
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $7,208.12
Penalty: $16,500.00
Decision: Martin v W&K Crust Pty Ltd (PDF 251.2KB) 

Employer: ACN 090 444 518 Pty Ltd t/as Granada Tavern & Michael David Hibberd & Jocelyn Maree Berechree

Date of judgement: 19 June 2007
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Federal Magistrate Burchardt
Nature of Proceedings: Duress
Amount of Underpayment (if any): NA
Penalty: $31,680
Decision: Smith v Granada Tavern (PDF 1.9MB) 
Smith v Granada Tavern and Ors (no.3) Penalty Decision  (PDF 389.3KB)

Employer: Amanda Mary MacFarlane & Lindsay Kenneth MacFarlane t/as MacFarlane Bricklayers

Date of judgement: 13 June 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Chambers
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $6,696.00
Penalty: $11,000.00
Decision: Shacklock v Amanda Mary MacFarlane & Lindsay Kenneth MacFarlane (PDF 1.4MB) 

Employer: Bennett & Jouning Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 31 May 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $2,075.00
Penalty: $2,075.00
Decision: Bradford v Bennett & Jouning Pty Ltd (PDF 83.8KB)

Employer: Quick Step Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 18 May 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Chambers
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $3,353.47
Penalty: $12,000
Decision: Shacklock v Quick Step Pty Ltd  (PDF 930.3KB)

Employer: Andrew Robert Hill & May Johanna Elizabeth Hill t/as Taradale Plumbing

Date of judgement: 2 May 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $2,390.58
Penalty: $2,500
Decision: Andrew Robert Hill & May Johanna Elizabeth Hill tas Taradale Plumbing  (PDF 80.5KB)

Employer: Lidiva Pty Ltd t/as Sheldon Reception & Convention Centre

Date of judgement: 2 May 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $1,420.23
Penalty: $13,200
Decision: Lidiva Pty Ltd tas Sheldon Reception & Convention Centre (PDF 44.7KB)

Employer: Australian Ophthalmic Supplies Pty Ltd t/a Merringtons

Date of judgement: 20 April 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $17,564.86
Penalty: $88,000
Decision: McAlary-Smith v Australian Ophthalmic Supplies Pty Ltd 19 April 2007 (PDF 441.3KB) 

Employer: Big Chip Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 18 April 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $3,448.52
Penalty: $2,500.00
Decision: Kovacevic v Big Chip Pty Ltd (PDF 93.2KB)

Employer: ACN 002 254 057 formerly t/as Robert N Hendrey & Associates

Date of judgement: 3 April 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $4,314.19
Penalty: $7,500
Decision: Kovacevic v ACN 002 254 057 formerly t/as Robert N Hendrey & Associates (PDF 192.5KB) 


Third quarter, January 2007 - March 2007

Employer: Kevin Neil Kingsley t/as Wood & Things

Date of judgement: 15 March 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Chambers
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $7,462.56
Penalty: $5,260
Decision: Kovacevic v Kevin Kingsley t/as Wood & Things (PDF 336.4KB) 

Employer: Project Aircon

Date of judgement: 1 March 2007
Court: Chief Industrial Magistrates' Court New South Wales
Judge: Magistrate Hart
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $2,162.28
Penalty: $12,000
Decision: Polgar v Project Aircon Pty Ltd (PDF 234KB)

Employer: AC & MS Services Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 22 February 2007
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court South Australia
Judge: Federal Magistrate Raphael
Nature of Proceedings: Agreement making
Amount of Underpayment (if any): n/a
Penalty: n/a
Decision: Conolly v AC & MS Services external-icon.png  

Employer: Artistcare (Victoria) Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 21 February 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $3611.55
Penalty: $33,000
Decision: Shacklock v Artistcare (Victoria) Pty Ltd (PDF 218.5KB) 

Employer: Glennridge Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 21 February 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $7,339.07
Penalty: $2,000
Decision: Kovacevic v Glenridge Pty Ltd  (PDF 82.7KB)

Employer: Pow Juice Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 16 February 2007
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court of Australia Sydney
Judge: Federal Magistrate Lloyd-Jones
Nature of Proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $5,019
Penalty: $49,500
Decision: Cotis v Pow Juice Pty Ltd external-icon.png  

Employer: Brochure Flow (Australia) Pty Ltd

Date of judgement: 14 February 2007
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria - Industrial Division
Judge: Magistrate Hawkins
Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $5,528.65
Penalty: $33,000
Decision: Shacklock v Brochure Flow (Australia) Pty Ltd (PDF 226.2KB) 

Employer: The Italian Eatery t/a Zefferelli's Pizza Restaurant

Date of judgement: 2 February 2007
Court: Federal Magistrates Court ACT
Judge: Federal Magistrate Mowbray
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $5,052.17
Penalty: $50,000
Decision: Flattery v The Italian Eatery t/as Zefferelli's Pizza Restaurant external-icon.png  

Employer: Harrington Corporation Pty Ltd t/a Pangaea Restaurant & Bar

Date of judgement: 16 January 2007
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court ACT
Judge: Federal Magistrate Mowbray
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $3,816.33
Penalty: $64,000
Decision: Mason v Harrington Corporation Pty Ltd t/a Pangaea Restaurant & Bar external-icon.png

Employer: Snowline Management t/as Snowline Hotel

Date of judgement: 14 December 2006
Court: Magistrates' Court Victoria - Industrial Division
Judge: Magistrate Chambers
Nature of Proceedings: Wages & conditions
Amount of Underpayment (if any): $3,375.61
Penalty: $5,000
Decision: Shacklock v Snowline Management Pty Ltd t/as Snowline Hotel (PDF 697.1KB) 

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