7-Eleven shop owners aren’t the only employers short-changing staff and deliberately ignoring workers’ rights.

A Malaysian restaurant in inner Sydney was last week fined almost $300,000 for using false records to disguise wage underpayments.

Six staff members at the Mamak restaurant, five of which were visa-holders, were paid as little as $11 an hour between February 2012 and April 2015.

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James said the agency is strongly committed to taking pro-active action to improve compliance within the hospitality industry.

To read more about the Mamak restaurant case, click here.

If you wish to discuss the workplace conditions or arrangements of your employees or your franchisees’ employees, the National Retail Association is here to help, contact us on 1800 RETAIL (738 245).