A Queensland dairy farmer who allegedly failed to correctly pay a French working holiday visa-holder has been taken to court.
Toowoomba farm operator Mark Leonard Hess was issued with a notice in February to calculate and back-pay entitlements for the worker.
It is alleged he failed to pay the employee correctly for work done between August and November last year, the Fair Work Ombudsman says.
The FWO has started legal action in the Federal Circuit Court, alleging Hess failed to comply with the notice.
The worker, who was employed on a casual basis to do general farm work, house cleaning and milk and feed cows, asked the FWO for help, the ombudsman said in a statement on Monday.
The FWO also alleges Hess breached workplace laws by failing to issue pay slips to the employee and failing to keep records of the employee's hours of work.
A directions hearing has been listed in the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane on November 13.