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Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, say experts
2 weeks ago

Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, say experts

Labor party proposals to criminalise wage theft in Victoria and NSW are under question, with research warning the strategy might be unconstitutional.

In their research paper, Melissa Kennedy and John …
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Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars
3 months ago

Unclaimed wages likely to top one billion dollars

A landmark study has found a silent underclass of vulnerable Australian workers is owed an estimated billion dollars with almost a third paid $12 per hour or less – almost …
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Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders
3 months ago

Petrol operators allegedly underpaid visa holders

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken legal action against the former operators of a petrol station on the NSW Central Coastwho allegedly underpaid two migrant workers over $50,000.

Kamaldeep Singh and …
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Shared Responsibility;  Accountant and Payroll Firm found jointly responsible for underpayments
5 months ago

Shared Responsibility; Accountant and Payroll Firm found jointly responsible for underpayments

By  •  Legal

In a recent landmark decision the full Federal Court has applied penalties to a qualified accounting and payroll firm for its role in the underpayment of staff at a restaurant …
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Wage theft inquiry uncovers widespread rip-offs
5 months ago

Wage theft inquiry uncovers widespread rip-offs

THE parliamentary wage theft inquiry is starting to shine a light on some pretty dark corners of Queensland’s economy.

It’s a provocative name for an inquiry because most of what …
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Caltex franchisee fined nearly $100,000 over false pay records
7 months ago

Caltex franchisee fined nearly $100,000 over false pay records

The Fair Work Ombudsman has won its first prosecution against a former Caltex franchisee who has been ordered to pay close to $100,000 in penalties for falsifying the pay records of …
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Fair Work explains Reasonable Measures for franchise arrangements
7 months ago

Fair Work explains Reasonable Measures for franchise arrangements

By  •  Legal

It is incumbent on businesses to ensure that they are complying with employment laws, but also that those businesses they partner with in a franchise or similar arrangement are also …
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7-Eleven store fined nearly $200,000 for underpaying workers
8 months ago

7-Eleven store fined nearly $200,000 for underpaying workers

A 7-Eleven outlet in Brisbane has been penalised $192,780 for short-changing overseas workers and creating false records to cover it up.

Inspectors found that the employees – both students from India aged …
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7-Eleven signs on with Fair Work Ombudsman to set the standard for franchising in Australia
2 years ago

7-Eleven signs on with Fair Work Ombudsman to set the standard for franchising in Australia

Australia’s largest petrol and convenience retailer, 7-Eleven, has signed a Proactive Compliance Deed with the Fair Work Ombudsman which will set a new standard for franchising in Australia.

The landmark …
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Regulator tips off Caltex before raids
2 years ago

Regulator tips off Caltex before raids

Here we go again. This time it is oil giant Caltex embroiled in allegations of worker exploitation happening across a national franchise network of more than 650 stores.

Allegations of …
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