The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says reports of alleged under-paying and exploitation of workers by a very small number of businesses is damaging the reputation of the vast majority who do the right thing. Read more.
Despite simplifying more than 500 state-based awards into a national set of 122 Modern Awards a few years ago, getting payments right is still a headache. In certain industries – think shift-workers and casual hospitality staff – it’s even tougher for employers to avoid pay mistakes. Read more.
A Sydney cleaning operator has been fined more than $11,000 for refusing to back-pay two international students who were underpaid about a quarter of that amount. Read more.