Federal Circuit Court has found Labour-Hire employer Ram Kumar exploited overseas workers on Australian farms. Ram Kumar has been penalised $17,000 and his Queensland labour-hire company, Seasonal Farm Services Pty Ltd, has been penalised a further $85,000.


Kumar admitted his company had underpaid 144 employees a total of $60,780 between 2014 to 2015. His company also breached record-keeping laws and failed to keep any records for a further 70 employees.