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We understand the challenges employees face when dealing with unpaid wages and entitlements. Our legal experts are dedicated to ensuring you receive what you rightfully deserve. We provide comprehensive advice and strong representation to help you claim any unpaid wages, benefits, and other entitlements.

Karena Nicholls

Karena Nicholls

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Unpaid Employees

Sometimes employers do not meet their contractual obligations and fail to pay appropriate entitlements to employees. These could include:

  • Wages
  • Salary
  • Leave entitlements
  • Bonuses
  • Commissions

This may happen deliberately or as a result of an oversight. Either way, you may be able to recover unpaid entitlements.

How do I know my rate of pay?

An employee can find their wages within:

  • An award
  • An enterprise agreement
  • A contract of employment

How can Coutts help you?

When employers fall short in fulfilling their contractual duties, leaving you with unpaid wages, bonuses, leave entitlements, or commissions, Coutts steps in to advocate on your behalf. Whether these lapses result from oversight or deliberate actions, our skilled team will help you recover what is rightfully yours. We will guide you through the intricacies of your rate of pay, ensuring you are well-informed and empowered to claim what you’re owed. With a deep understanding of awards, enterprise agreements, and employment contracts, we will explore every avenue to secure your unpaid entitlements. Your hard-earned benefits should not go unnoticed – reach out to Coutts today to regain what is rightfully yours.

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What to Expect with Coutts Lawyers

Step 1: Initial Contact

Reach out to Coutts Lawyers via our website, phone, or in person. Briefly describe your matter.

Step 2: Consultation Appointment

Schedule and attend a meeting with a Coutts lawyer / Conveyancer to discuss the specifics of your matter and desired outcomes.

Step 3: Information & Legal Advice

Share all related documents and information. Your lawyer / Conveyancer will review everything, clarify aspects as needed, and then advise on the best action course.

Step 4: Action Plan Development

Based on the advice, an appropriate action plan will be formulated. This may involve communication, documentation processes, or further legal steps.

Step 5: Implementation

Execute the action plan, addressing a range of legal scenarios as necessary.

Step 6: Resolution & Closure

Navigate towards a resolution, with the path determined by the nature of the matter. Your Lawyer / Conveyancer will outline any final actions or considerations.

Introducing Karena

Your Compassionate Lawyer

Meet Karena, a Partner at Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers, and the head of our esteemed Injury Compensation and Employment Law teams. With over two decades of experience in the field of Insurance Law, Karena’s passion, dedication, and client-focused approach have established her as a leading authority in compensation and employment law.

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Karena Nicholls - Employment Expert

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Unpaid Wages & Entitlements FAQ’s

Employee entitlements encompass various benefits and compensations that an employer owes an employee. These can include:

  • Wages or Salary
  • Leave entitlements (like annual and sick leave)
  • Bonuses
  • Commissions

There could be several reasons. Sometimes employers might deliberately withhold payments, while other times, it might be due to oversight or genuine mistake.

Your rate of pay can be found in one or more of the following documents:

  • An award specific to your industry or role
  • An enterprise agreement that your employer has in place
  • Your individual contract of employment

Initially, consider discussing the matter directly with your employer or HR department. Mistakes can happen, and sometimes a direct conversation can lead to a quick resolution. If your employer is not cooperative, then seeking legal assistance will enable you to determine the best course of action.

The Employment Law Team at Coutts has extensive experience dealing with unpaid wage disputes. Led by Karena Nicholls, our dedicated team of Employment Lawyers are committed to ensuring employees receive fair treatment. We can help you navigate the legal pathways to recover unpaid entitlements and ensure that your rights as an employee are upheld. If you are facing issues with unpaid wages or entitlements, reach out to us for professional assistance.

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