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Toys'R'Us accused of underpaying workers

Toys'R'Us accused of underpaying workers

Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman has filed charges against toy retail giant Toys’R'Us, alleging the company has underpaid over 700 staff.

The Ombudsman has filed suit in the Federal Magistrates Court, alleging that hundreds of the company’s workplace agreements are invalid because they fail the fairness or no disadvantage tests.

Staff at 26 stores across five states and territories were allegedly affected. Many of the underpaid workers are teenagers, the Ombudsman said.

Toys’R'Us has been charged with 20 breaches, and is facing a maximum penalty of $33,000 per offense.

A directions hearing will be held on February 1.

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