Casual pay review

In November last year, La Trobe University initiated an independent audit of our payment practices for casual staff, in response to issues that had been identified around underpayment of casual staff across the Higher Education sector.

At the time the internal review was established, the University had not received any reports of underpayments or claims by staff.

The independent audit has now been completed and has identified some issues with the University’s current systems and processes which may have led to the underpayment of some casual staff.

The scale of any potential underpayment is not yet known. Our first step in responding to the audit will be to implement the recommended actions and to conduct a deep analysis of our payments to casual staff over the last six years to quantify, then rectify, any underpayments that may have occurred.

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