Personally, I'd approach your employer one last time, and go in armed with a bit of info so that you can say something along the lines of "I'm here to discuss my pay. You might remember I spoke to you about this on (insert date) and you advised me at the time that I would be paid on (insert date.)
So far I have not received any money into my account and I will be taking this matter to Fair Work Australia if it is not rectified immediately. I will also not be working any further shifts until such time that my pay is processed and received.
I apologise that it has come to this but I am a good employee and I know my rights. I would respectfully suggest that you attend to this immediately as if I have not been paid by (date) I will be taking the matter further."
Fight fire with fire, I say! You've done the work and you deserve to be paid for it. Not only that, I am pretty sure that the law will back you on that.
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01-04-2016 08:32 #11
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01-04-2016 08:37 #12
It's paid via an invoicing system. I have signed records (by my employer & myself) that I attend shifts, then I go home & prepare an invoice with the hours worked and send it through to be paid. Sort of like a sub contractor set up.
I feel like I am covered legally, I also feel like the employer is essentially a good person just very haphazard and relaxed about it. Which is very unprofessional and frustrating.
01-04-2016 08:47 #13Senior Member
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Fair enough. I'd be trying to get something in writing from the person as a minimum. If you speak to them directly, follow up with an email.
You aren't volunteering, you are invoicing them, even without a formal contract, one is implied in your actions.
If it's just a matter of a scatterbrained boss (as opposed to a dodgy one), best approach is a conversation confirming when you will be paid, followed up in writing and pester them until it's done.
Really poor form, I hope it gets resolved quickly.
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01-04-2016 08:56 #14
Thank you for your help Do you think it is reasonable to state that I am not comfortable working further shifts until I am paid? That will give them 3 working days to ensure payment (before my next shift).
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01-04-2016 10:20 #17
This happened to me at the end of last year speaking to the employer every day & getting told yes payment is coming or its being held up by the banks. I sent a friendly reminder after 7 days followed up by copy of invoices, just stating that payment must be made within 48hrs to avoid further action. If still not paid then send a letter of demand. But definitely inform them that you will not be completing any further work until payment is made.
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01-04-2016 10:54 #18
Try and make sure everything you say is in writing so you have a record
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