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Wage Theft

Why more companies are coming forward to admit underpaying staff
1 month ago

Why more companies are coming forward to admit underpaying staff

One of the unwritten rules in any workplace is not to compare salaries.

It can create team disharmony, jealousy and a nightmare for bosses.

But it turns out that bit …
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Change the rules? It’s about time
2 months ago

Change the rules? It’s about time

So, Wesfarmers has underpaid its employees by some $15 million. It is now very obvious the workplace relations system is too complicated.

At a recent CEDA event Attorney-General Christian Porter, …
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FWO launches legal action against United Petroleum
2 months ago

FWO launches legal action against United Petroleum

By  •  Compliance

In a major warning to all businesses operating in the fuel retail industry, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) launched legal action against United Petroleum this week claiming that the company …
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Wage theft a symptom of a complex system
2 months ago

Wage theft a symptom of a complex system

The notion of ‘wage theft’ has attracted plenty of attention over the last couple of years, with a long list of well-known businesses having been engulfed in allegations of wage …
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Why the government’s wage theft crackdown might be a PR exercise
3 months ago

Why the government’s wage theft crackdown might be a PR exercise

The government’s threat of jail terms and multimillion-dollar fines for bosses engaging in wage theft may be a PR exercise designed to camouflage the blow of big hits to come …
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Wage theft: Coalition says tough new penalties won’t apply for ‘genuine mistakes’
3 months ago

Wage theft: Coalition says tough new penalties won’t apply for ‘genuine mistakes’

Tough new penalties for wage theft will be reserved for the most serious breaches to prevent employers being criminalised for “genuine mistakes”, Christian Porter has said.

On Thursday, the attorney …
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Tough wage-theft laws will achieve little without greater enforcement
4 months ago

Tough wage-theft laws will achieve little without greater enforcement

We’re fooling ourselves if we think George Calombaris’ reparation of millions in previously unpaid wages and his appearance on national television as a voice of contrition and change will trigger …
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Big business to be examined by ATO to ensure they are correctly paying workers
4 months ago

Big business to be examined by ATO to ensure they are correctly paying workers

A number of big businesses could find themselves in strife for underpaying employees, under a new Australian Tax Office crackdown.

The ATO is scrutinising PAYG and superannuation payments, as business …
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Exploitation of employees to result in criminal charges under coming changes
5 months ago

Exploitation of employees to result in criminal charges under coming changes

The Morrison Government has confirmed that it is drafting changes to the law that will see the “criminalisation of worker exploitation”, as confirmed by the Prime Minister in question time …
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Wage theft or honest mistake? Small business hits back
5 months ago

Wage theft or honest mistake? Small business hits back

Small business owners fear the Morrison government’s plan to criminalise wage theft may unfairly target those who make “honest mistakes” and are demanding changes to the award system to make …
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