By Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 09:57 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 10:09 BST, 1 October 2019
Sandwich giant Subway has been slapped with a massive fine after it was found a number of franchises had failed to pay staff minimum wage.
The Fair Work Ombudsman made its ruling on Tuesday after interviewing employees, managers and franchise owners across 22 stores in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
In total, the Fair Work Ombudsman recovered $81,638.82 in unpaid wages for 167 current and previous employees.
The FWO continues to assist Subway workers.
Sandwich giant Subway has been slapped with a massive fine after it was found a number of franchises had failed to pay staff minimum wage
The FWO has recovered nearly $150,000 for underpaid Subway employees over the past two financial years.
The investigation was launched following requests from employees and anonymous tip-offs about potential breaches of Australia's workplace laws.
Of the 22 Subway stores investigated, 18 were found to be in breach of Australia's workplace laws.
The investigation concluded employers failed to pay employees