Software companies operating within the Australian border and which have foreign staff have been notified to adhere to the country's minimum wage. This happened after two Korean nationals were saved by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) when they intervened in their case. The FWO revealed on Tuesday how it dealt with two payment technologies companies based in Sydney, Australia over the matter of paying rates as low as $6 per hour to workers. The intervention of the FWO was incited by the call for help from two Korean migrant workers over the low pay they received. Bum Soo Lee, the director of the two companies, had been found to have paid very low rates running between $6 and $24 to the two Korean employees who had been working there for 12 months from July 2016 to October 2017. Sandra Parker from Fair Work Ombudsman stressed FWO's intolerance for employers in the country who thought they could be so unlawful in paying such low rates to foreigners in the country. She said that FWO could take measures such as giving these employers a court-enforceable undertaking to sign. The undertaking will demand that they paid all arrears they owed their workers and are subjected to close supervision by the FWO.
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