Underpayment of wages continues to be prevalent despite the activities of the Fair Work Ombudsman and other authorities to ensure employers are paying staff correctly. Often the causes of underpayments are simple errors or employers and managers misunderstanding the underlying industrial instrument rather than it being intentional.
Despite this, we continue to see many front-page news stories about wage underpayments by Australian businesses, with particular attention on vulnerable and migrant workers, and other poor practices including sub-standard record keeping.
Wage theft is now a criminal offence in Victoria and Queensland, with calls for other states and territories to also introduce similar offences for systemic and deliberate wage theft.
This webinar will cover:
- Typical causes of wage underpayments
- How to identify wage underpayments
- The minefield that is annualised salaries
- How to proactively prevent wage underpayments
- Employer and officer obligations, including what to do if you uncover an underpayment and how to rectify the underpayment
- The current status of wage-theft laws across Australia
Our webinars are delivered free and online, we encourage questions from participants at any time during the webinar. We also run polls and questionnaires to keep you engaged and interacting.
- Event Details:
Delivery: Online via GoToWebinar Date: Thursday, 28 April 2022 Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm AEST Cost: Free
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