Wage theft

Report

7 Mar 2019
37

This report explores the economic impact of wage theft in South Australia. Wage theft is widespread and likely growing, impacting up to 170,000 South Australian workers to varying degrees, and almost certainly costing South Australian workers, collectively, more than $500 million a year.

Report

7 Mar 2019
260

The Migrant Workers’ Taskforce, chaired by Professor Allan Fels AO, with Dr David Cousins AM as Deputy Chair, was established as part of the federal government’s response to the revelation of significant wage underpayments in certain industry sectors. This report provides a summary of the...

Report

25 Feb 2019
361

The women who make our clothes are entrenched in a cycle of poverty — because big Australian brands allow poverty wages.

Report

23 Nov 2018
35

This paper examines current or proposed changes to the sharing economy, regulations hitting the labour hire industry, proposals to tackle ‘wage theft’, and the introduction of industrial manslaughter laws, in the context of the rapid growth of the Victorian public sector since 2014.

Report

The exploitation of general and specialist cleaners working in retail chains for contracting or subcontracting cleaning companies
13 Nov 2018
32

This report recommends that the federal gvernment take immediate steps to protect vulnerable workers subject to wage theft and exploitation by companies who continue to operate with impunity.

Report

12 Nov 2018
46

This report aims to quantify the likely impact of wage theft on Queensland workers and the Queensland economy, in both the form of regular-wage theft and the non-payment of superannuation guarantee contributions.

Report

Why migrant workers do not recover their unpaid wages in Australia
29 Oct 2018
389

This report argues that structural reforms are urgently required to address the drivers of exploitation. There is also a pressing need for remedial mechanisms that are accessible to individual migrant workers. Against a culture of impunity, predicated on employers’ assumptions that migrant workers will remain...

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