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Published by Nicola Martin
Sep 30, 2019 in Employment

Putting the theft in “Wage Theft”– criminal sanctions for employers who underpay employees?

Earlier this month, the Attorney-General's Department released two discussion papers, commissioned by the Prime Minister, investigating current issues in the industrial relations system. One of the discussion papers concerned whether there should be stronger penalties, including criminal sanctions, imposed on employers for the non-payment of employee wages and entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act). Theories behind...
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