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    The main concern for me would actually be work cover etc - is he on the books? If not - and such a low pay suggests not - there could be far longer reaching issues if he is injured in this place. Investigate with the likelihood of quitting and reporting the workplace.

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    Call Fair Work and get the correct rate - got to his employer and let them know the rate and that you expect back pay.

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    What was the negotiated hourly rate before he started? If he is receiving cash in hand he shouldn't be and the employer can get into trouble. If he is on the books the employer must pay the minimum wage. I would talk to the employer.

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    I would never be ok with my child working for only $5/hour. I would encourage him to quit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummbearPapabearNCubs View Post
    My first ever job ( when I was 17) I was working as a kitchen hand at a bistro and getting $5... I worked there for just under a year then went to Hungry Jacks full time for a bit more.. Did I like the jobs? Not really, but at the same time it was money in my pocket and I felt good about myself ( being responsible and all)..

    Have your son stick it out for a bit. It's some pocket money for him for the weeken as well as experience for other, better jobs and gives him some responsibility. Plus if/when there comes a time for him to get a more full time permanent job the new place(s) he applies for probably won't look to keenly on someone who just quits so soon.
    No offence but how long ago were you 17? I'm 31 and from memory I was on around $7 an hour as minimum wage when I worked at McDonald's when I was 15!

    Yes, it might be a starting job and yes it might just be for a bit of cash but that doesn't mean for a second that he isn't entitled to fair compensation for his time not to mention extra for working the weekend when working as a casual in the food service industry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goblin Queen View Post
    No offence but how long ago were you 17? I'm 31 and from memory I was on around $7 an hour as minimum wage when I worked at McDonald's when I was 15!

    Yes, it might be a starting job and yes it might just be for a bit of cash but that doesn't mean for a second that he isn't entitled to fair compensation for his time not to mention extra for working the weekend when working as a casual in the food service industry!
    Lol. I was ripped off. I am 35 and I remember working in an ice cream shop at 14 yrs and earning $4.80/hr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    Lol. I was ripped off. I am 35 and I remember working in an ice cream shop at 14 yrs and earning $4.80/hr.
    I worked at Maccas, they were too legit to quit!

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    Yep my partner runs A fast food place here. Their youngest employees are 15 and start on $7.30/hr for the first six months, including super. That's about 20c above minimum wage for that age I think.
    My 17 year old sister gets $13/hr.

    I would approach the manager first, and then take it further if you don't reach a suitable agreement.

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    I agree. Report them.
    My niece was 16 when she's started working for a dominoes franchise. Yes I named them. The manager there deliberately hires juniors and pays below award minimum rates because he knows they are all too scared to say anything.
    I encouraged her to leave. . Which she did. .. That's not fair.

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    I also want to add that if he decides on leaving and getting another job, personally I would say the reason you left was that they were paying below the award. It's a perfectly valid reason for leaving. (I would also consider not listing the job at all and starting fresh)

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