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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopoke View Post
    That's what I was getting 13 years ago at a corner store and bakery, then I went to a supermarket and got. Around 8 I think - went up every birthday until i was 21. I think it was an acceptable pay rate then but it should of increased since then! Does he gave any friends that gave jobs elsewhere? What are they getting?
    He does, and they all are getting double of what he is getting paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarcyJ View Post
    I'd report them, but if it's a small business he'll probably have to leave after that anyway because I don't think they'll be too happy about it and as a casual they can just stop giving him shifts.
    If it's a large chain company they should be paying award rates and I would go to the regional manager or head office if you can and ask what they expect their staff to be paid. Some franchise owners will just do what they want and the parent company often wouldn't be happy if they knew.
    It's a very successful small business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButterflyMa View Post
    Call Fair Work and get the correct rate - got to his employer and let them know the rate and that you expect back pay.
    We have found out what the minimum hourly rate is and he is getting significantly under that amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaceyGracie View Post
    I think this is a great opportunity for your son to learn about 'working'. If I was you I wouldn't rush in and act like a concerned parent. It makes him less respected by his employer and fellow employees.
    Talk to him about the pay rate and where he can go to find out the correct rate. Let him do it himself and then talk with him about how to approach the employer to have it changed and back paid.
    He is 16 now and needs to learn how things work. If he lets you fix it all for him now (which he can't do when he's 20, 30 or 40!) then he will miss out on learning some of the biggest lessons of being employed: standing up for yourself, knowing what you're worth and communicating with managers/superiors.
    If it doesn't work out in his favour (I.e: the employer turns out to be a douche bag that's paying low off the books) then it's up to him to make the decision to quit, report it or continue on.
    Good advice. We have already discussed the need for him to speak to the owner himself. This he will be doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly and her Mum View Post
    Good advice. We have already discussed the need for him to speak to the owner himself. This he will be doing.
    Pits tough even for an experienced adult to approach pay so kudos to him, but yes like raceygracie said it is important he does it and learns these things with experience. If he hasn't received a payslip or any kind of written terms of employment he should start by asking them for those things. are you definitely sure he was paid all hours worked so far and not just for one shift? Anyway I hope he gets some info/answers soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellewood View Post
    Pits tough even for an experienced adult to approach pay so kudos to him, but yes like raceygracie said it is important he does it and learns these things with experience. If he hasn't received a payslip or any kind of written terms of employment he should start by asking them for those things. are you definitely sure he was paid all hours worked so far and not just for one shift? Anyway I hope he gets some info/answers soon.
    Actually, that's something I haven't thought of, @Molly and her Mum (which is shameful because I work in payroll!). Did he actually get a payslip? If so, was he definitely paid for both Saturdays and does that payslip say the pay rate was $5 an hour? It's conceivable even on a weekly pay that their pay period runs Saturday to Friday and then paid the next week so if that was the case he would've worked both Saturdays but only been paid for one.

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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!
    I'm 32

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