7-Eleven wage repayment program launched
7-Eleven Australia is launching a wage repayment program to process compensation claims by employees not paid correctly by franchisee owners.
The program is supported by an interdependent Secretariat and is under strict protocols to maintain claimant confidentiality.
7-Eleven has invited the Fair Work Ombudsman to review the program.
7”-Eleven took the Wage Repayment Program process in-house in order to deliver a robust and efficient process that puts money in the hands of aggrieved franchisee staff as quickly as possible,” said Chief Executive Officer, Angus McKay.
“We are happy to be judged on our actions, and will publicly report our progress as we move forward” McKay said.
The program was established after an investigation in September 2015 alleged wide-spread employee underpayment at 7-Eleven stores by franchisee owners.
7-Eleven says it still encourages any staff members who believe they were underpaid to come forward, either through a new website set up under the Wage Repayment Program or by contacting the Secretariat on 1800 619 802.