Uniqlo Australia has recently revealed that an internal audit has uncovered underpayments of wages and superannuation payments to its staff dating back seven years. The fashion retailer is now taking steps to contact affected workers and provide appropriate redress. Uniqlo stated that the underpayments were a result of oversight in their rostering process and payroll system, which affected several store staff members.
The company acknowledged that this was a genuine mistake on their part and is actively working with the Fair Work Ombudsman to rectify the situation. In addition, Uniqlo is revising and reinvesting in its HR and payroll processes with the assistance of external auditors. While the exact number of employees affected and the total amount of underpayments remain undisclosed, Uniqlo expressed its commitment to resolving the issue promptly and ensuring that such errors are prevented in the future.
WageSafe payroll auditing can help companies and directors avoid compliance issues and ensure industry standard payment practices.