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A shearing contractor is trying to not pay me $900. Western…

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A shearing contractor is trying to not pay me $900

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Basically I put in a grievance for the contractor he gave me days off work that I didn't want it because of the other workers I was working with and they gave me extra days off so I'll pack my stuff and left I didn't leave the shearing shed we finished the shed out and he has taken all my money

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 1 month ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

what you need to do is bring a claim in the local court or the tribunal SAT.

as long as you have the contractors details you will be able to claim your monies owed.

the law will protect you in this very important matter

do you have a copy of your contractor agreement ?

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

however, if you are not defined as a contractor, but an employee of the contractor, you will be able to make a claim under the Fair Work Act 2009 to the Fair Work Ombudsman and they will act on your behalf with the claim against the employer for you.

again the law will protect you and come to your aid.

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