The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against an Adelaide-based company that provides nightclub and event security services around Australia.
Facing court is Agile Group (Global) Pty Ltd and Justin Benjamin James Brinkies, the company’s head of group operations.
The regulator began an investigation in January 2022 after receiving requests for assistance from an employee.
A Fair Work Inspector issued a Compliance Notice to Agile Group (Global) Pty Ltd in each of April 2022 and February 2023, after forming a belief that a total of 19 workers, some of whom were visa holders, had not been paid all they were owed.
The Inspector formed a belief this led to $98,302 in underpayments for various periods of work from September 2021 to July 2022, owed under the Fair Work Act’s National Employment Standards, the Security Services Industry Award 2020 and Clerks – Private Sector Award 2020.