Merivale Class Action

Claim Overview

The Merivale Class Action was commenced against M.R.V.L. Investments Pty Ltd (Merivale) in the Federal Court of Australia on 24 December 2019 on behalf of Merivale employees that were were employed at any time during the period from 25 December 2013 to 24 December 2019 (the Claim Period).

The Claim alleges that throughout the Claim Period, a number of Merivale employees were paid less than the minimum amounts to which they were entitled under the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (the Award).  These employees include salaried workers who allege that they were paid for 38-hours per week while being required to work at least 50-hour weeks without any overtime payments, as well as casual and salaried workers who allege that the rates that they were paid were otherwise less than their minimum entitlements.

The Claim seeks, amongst other things, an order pursuant to s545(1) of the Fair Work Act 2009 that Merivale provide to each claimant the payments to which they were entitled under the Award.

The class action is being funded and run as a litigation funding scheme (the Scheme​) in compliance with the new funded class action regulations introduced by the Australian Government in 2020.

The class action is being run by Adero Law (the Lawyers).

Class Members – Merivale employees that were paid below the Award during the Claim Period.

Claim Period – the period from 25 December 2013 to 24 December 2019 (inclusive).

I think I have a claim. How do I participate in the Class Action?

Click on the “REGISTER YOUR INTEREST” button below to register your expression of interest to receive further information about the Class Action, including:

  • a Product Disclosure Statement in respect of the Scheme;
  • how to participate; and
  • updates about the progress of the Class Action.

By registering your expression of interest, you are indicating your interest in receiving further information about the Class Action. Registering your expression of interest is not a commitment by any party to participate in funded litigation, nor is it an application to become a Class Member or member of the Scheme.

Responsible Entity for the Scheme is CASL Governance Ltd, ABN 97 643 977 833, AFSL No. 525889.
ICP Funding Pty Ltd, ABN 32 626 526 458, Authorised Representative No. 1286235.