7-Eleven owners facing court case

THE Fair Work Ombudsman has taken the former owners of a Melbourne 7-Eleven franchise to court for allegedly short-changing 12 staff more than $84,000.

Workers at the Parkville store were allegedly paid as little as $11 an hour, with one underpaid $16,500 in the year to September last year.

Balwyn North husband and wife Haiyo Xu, and Yiran Gu and their company Hiyi Pty Ltd, were facing multiple charges of breaching the Fair Work Act.

The FWO also alleged the pair made false entries into the 7-Eleven head office payroll system to make it appear the employees worked fewer hours than they did and were paid award rates when they were not.

The couple owned the Parkville store until it was sold earlier this year.

However, they still own a store on Flinders St, Melbourne, that is also being investigated for potential breaches.

The case follows an FWO investigation into 20 stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. There are more than 600 7-Eleven franchise stores across Australia.

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