Sadly wage theft still on the menu

15 July, 2022

Despite numerous high-profile cases, egregious examples of wage theft continue to be unearthed.

A Brisbane sushi restaurant has been ordered to pay $355,000 in penalties after deliberately underpaying 34 employees and falsifying records during a Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) investigation.

The Federal Circuit and Family Court was satisfied Delishesco Pty Ltd which operates the Moga Izakaya & Sushi restaurant in Paddington and its sole director Yinan Yang had knowingly underpaid employees as part of a systematic pattern of conduct.

The $305,000 penalty against Delishesco and $50,000 penalty against Mr Yang represent the second highest penalty ever awarded in a FWO case in Queensland.

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