Melbourne fruit shop that underpaid Afghan refugee given record fine

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Syed Kazemi was made to work 13 hours a day, seven days a week for as little as $3.50 an hour

An Afghan refugee was made to work 13 hours a day, seven days a week in a Melbourne fruit shop for as little as $3.50 an hour, the federal court has found, handing down a fine of more than $600,000 to his former employer.

Abdulrahman Taleb, the former owner-operator of Sunshine Fruit Market in Sunshine in Melbourne’s west, was fined more than $16,000 and his company Mhoney Pty Ltd $644,000, in the federal circuit court, the largest penalty resulting from a fair work ombudsman litigation.

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