But POCL is still fighting another case where four weeks' paid leave is being claimed under the working time regulations
The Inland Revenue Minimum Wage Compliance Unit became involved after POCL lost an employment tribunal in September 1999 for not paying the minimum wage.
POCL did not dispute she was paid less than the national minimum wage, which then stood at 3.
POCL said top up payments would be annual -- the regulations say the minimum frequency is monthly -- and office expenses would be deducted from them, leaving less than the national minimum.
John Randall, Chief Executive Officer of POCL added: "Condyne provides good management and a sound contracted customer base.
In the US, Bill Duffy, President of POCL, said: "With our strong distribution capability in the West and Southwest, this acquisition will position us well to extend our services to customers in the Northeast.
The POCL Main Office, is located at Level 8, 120 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000.
POCL is a division of The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, 79 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EJ, United Kingdom.