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Wage Theft

Wage theft: Employer calls to ‘reform’ award system are a bare-faced con job
4 months ago

Wage theft: Employer calls to ‘reform’ award system are a bare-faced con job

This week an already impressive list of wage theft offenders has gotten a bit longer.

On Monday, the likes of Caltex, 7-Eleven, Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza and Bunnings (to name a few), …
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Wage thieves could face naming and shaming
5 months ago

Wage thieves could face naming and shaming

Companies guilty of wage theft could be publicly named and shamed under proposed industrial relations reforms.

Attorney-General Christian Porter, who is also industrial relations minister, has released a discussion paper …
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Attorney-General set to unveil wage theft bill
5 months ago

Attorney-General set to unveil wage theft bill

Attorney-General Christian Porter is preparing to put his promised wage theft bill to cabinet in the coming weeks, while at the same time working to revive his union-busting bill in …
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Fels backs calls to use artificial intelligence as wage-theft detector
6 months ago

Fels backs calls to use artificial intelligence as wage-theft detector

Former ACCC chairman Allan Fels has backed calls to use artificial intelligence and data matching to detect wage theft, saying technology should be a key weapon in tackling the “systemic” …
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Why more companies are coming forward to admit underpaying staff
8 months 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
9 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
9 months ago

FWO launches legal action against United Petroleum

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
9 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
10 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’
10 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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