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July 2019

SA Legal Services Commission Says More Than 50 Workers A Week Reporting Unfair Treatment

29/07/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

More than 50 South Australians are being unfairly treated at work, from underpayment wages to unlawful contracting, according to a...

One Dead, Two In Hospital After Crane Comes Into Contact With Powerlines Near Cairns

29/07/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

A 49-year-old man has died after a crane came into contact with a powerlines. Two other men, believed to be the deceased’s...

Unions Advocate To Increase Casual Overtime Pay In Hospitality Sector

29/07/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

Unions are advocating to lift casual worker overtime pay by 25 per cent in hospitality businesses - but employer advocates warn it is a...

Small Business Groups Hit Back At Wage Theft Law Plans

26/07/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

The Fair Work Commission’s president Justice Ian Ross has agreed with concerns raised by small business advocacy groups, such as...

Underpayment Scandals Turn Spotlight On Hospo Sector

26/07/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

As celebrity chefs George Calombaris and Neil Perry deal with the fallout of underpayment scandals, Australia's leading workplace...

Government Exploring Introduction of Wage Theft Laws: PM

25/07/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned employers who underpay or exploit workers in other ways may face jail time and criminal...