Hefty fine for Brisbane café chain caught underpaying staff
The owner of one of Brisbane’s largest café chains has been caught ripping off young staff.
New Zealand-born Hamish Russell Alexander Watson, owner of the Café 63 brand, and his company 63 Racecourse Rd Pty Ltd, have been fined a total $170,000 for insisting staff receive a slice of their wages in food and drinks.
The 60-year-old Kangaroo Point man has been ordered to pay $40,000 and the company he solely owns to pay $130,000 by Federal Circuit Court Judge Michael Jarrett.
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