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$630,000 per breach; Former franchisee facing monster fines for alleged repeated exploitation

07/01/2020

A former Han’s Café franchisee from Western Australia has become the state’s first to face legal action under the ‘serious contraventions’ provisions of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws. Former Perth

Wage theft inquiry to probe systematic underpayment

15/11/2019

Employers who underpay workers are set to face close scrutiny, with the Federal government launching an official wage theft inquiry. The wage theft inquiry comes after corporate regulators and watchdogs identified

Wage theft shocking but unsurprising

01/08/2019

Many Australians are shocked by celebrity chef George Calombaris being caught for underpaying employees A$7.8m. It didn’t help, of course, that the television personality was also reported to be seeking a

Migrant worker underpayment could lead to jail time

08/03/2019

Employers who deliberately engage in employee wage fraud may face jail time under a Morrison government plan to target migrant worker underpayment and exploitation. Kelly O’Dwyer, Industrial Relations Minister gave