Underpayment of workers not 'wage theft', employer groups tell inquiry

Underpayment of workers not 'wage theft', employer groups tell inquiry
 

Some of Australia’s largest employer groups have rejected suggestions that underpayment of workers amounts to “wage theft”, telling a Queensland parliamentary inquiry the term exaggerates the problem.
The Palaszczuk government called the hearings, which begin on Thursday, with a view to criminalising wage theft in Queensland.
Submissions to the inquiry have described how wage theft is “rampant”. Employees who steal from their workplaces face up to 10 years’ in jail. When the reverse happens, workers have to take civil action to reclaim their entitlements and there are no criminal... read more

 
15 August 2018 in World News, Views: 51
Source: Guardian
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