7-Eleven: Workers caught in cashback scam
September 8, 2015 - 12:15AM
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After the lid was blown on systemic wage fraud known as the "half pay scam" across the 7-Eleven convenience store empire, a new more insidious scam has emerged known as the "cash scam".
If they refuse to play ball, they lose their job and are threatened with deportation.
It revolves around employees now receiving the correct award rate in their nominated bank accounts for the hours they have worked.
They are then expected to pay part of it back to the franchisee in cash, away from the surveillance cameras that operate in most of the 620 stores.
If they refuse to play ball, they lose their job and are threatened with deportation. Their names become mud around the network.
According to one Sydney-based employee the cash is collected outside the store by a representative of the franchisee.
The employee said the payslip reflects a payment of $25 or more an hour, which is within the award rate, but the agreed amount between the employee and franchisee is a lesser sum.
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