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Former electrical company boss fined $8 K for underpaying worker

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The former owner and operator of an electrical manufacturer has been fined nearly $8,000 for exploiting a migrant worker.

According to a statement on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website, Moussa Ghorbani-Palangi, the former owner of Bayswater's MGP Electrical, admitted to underpaying a process worker by $22,473.

The worker was from Thailand and was then on a bridging visa. He has since become an Australian citizen.

Fair Work found ordered Ghorbani-Palangi pay a penalty of $7,854, and give an undertaking to pay the remaining difference.

Judge Frank Turner labelled the owner’s conduct as, “at best negligent”.

MGP ceased trading in 2013.

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