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Wage Theft

Tough wage-theft laws will achieve little without greater enforcement
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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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Australia short changes migrant workers
5 months ago

Australia short changes migrant workers

Australia’s Fairwork Commission has so far this year examined more than a dozen cases of wage theft. Those cases involve hundred of workers and millions of dollars in underpayments.

And it’s just …
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Caltex pays $5.7 million to workers after underpayment scandal
11 months ago

Caltex pays $5.7 million to workers after underpayment scandal

Petrol giant Caltex has paid out $5.7 million to workers for underpayments after a series of compliance breaches and exploitation were uncovered in its franchise network last year.

At a …
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Wage theft inquiry uncovers widespread rip-offs
1 year 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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