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Coalition promises to criminalise serious worker exploitation
2 weeks ago

Coalition promises to criminalise serious worker exploitation

The Morrison government has agreed to introduce unprecedented criminal sanctions for employers who seriously exploit workers and a national registry scheme to crack down on unscrupulous labour hire firms.

Minister …
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Employers demand crackdown on worker underpayments
2 months ago

Employers demand crackdown on worker underpayments

One of the nation’s largest employer groups has demanded a crackdown on businesses that rip off workers.

In its pre-budget submission, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls on …
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HR Highlight:  Underpaid and Overpaid staff, addressing the issues
2 months ago

HR Highlight: Underpaid and Overpaid staff, addressing the issues

With the often complicated employment environment it is not uncommon for errors to be made when processing payroll.  While these errors are almost always made without malice or intent, it …
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Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, say experts
3 months 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
5 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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