Company ‘officers’ personally liable for wages

by | Feb 22, 2017 | News & Events

In December last year, company ‘officers’ were made personally liable for over $135,000 in wages after the companies went into liquidation. In two cases, the employers owed unpaid wages and holiday pay to migrant workers when the companies were liquidated and the director declared bankrupt.

Lola Ward of the Labour Inspectorate said “The Labour Inspectorate does not tolerate employers, including company officers, who fail to meet their obligations as employers to provide at leas a minimum wage and holiday pay… we will not hesitate to pursue personally those who try to avoid paying their employees what is owed.”

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