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Claims by business groups that wage theft is ‘innocent’ are nonsense

Business lobby groups that continually claim that wage theft is not deliberate, but rather the result of 'innocent' mistakes made by employers are nonsense, according to industrial relations experts. "We constantly hear from business groups that wage theft shouldn't even…

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Fair Work promises more enforcement but Aussie workers still low priority

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker has promised a stronger approach to enforcement against businesses that commit wage theft, but the regulator will still give priority to vulnerable groups like overseas workers instead of Australian nationals. The announcement of a stronger…

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IR Claims wants wage theft and sexual harassment taught in schools

One of the country's leading industrial relations experts is calling for schools to teach teenagers about their workplace rights before they enter the workforce, including how to deal with wage theft, discrimination and sexual harassment. Miles Heffernan, Litigation Director of…

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Massage parlour workers sacked for falling in love win unfair dismissal

Two massage parlour workers who were sacked after starting a relationship have been awarded almost $40,000 compensation, after the Fair Work Commission found they had been unfairly dismissed. In addition, the former owner and former supervisor of the Canberra Foot…

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