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Migrant Worker Underpaid 93 Weeks Pay (Read 484 times)
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Reply #15 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 12:47pm
 
Sir Spot of Borg wrote on Apr 17th, 2018 at 12:34pm:
And thats just western sydney.

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Indeed.

It's happening everywhere.

Time to get tough on these criminal employers.

A $15,000 fine is a joke.

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Reply #16 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 2:58pm
 
How Unusual - Usual Suspect Names.... must be Egyptian Christians.... they wanted tax exemption but the government said their sect was too small...

... their WHAT was too small?.....
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Reply #17 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 10:46pm
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Apr 17th, 2018 at 8:20am:
"were each fined $15,000 after the Fair Work Ombudsman investigated and took legal action."

Just $15,000 ?

You're kidding me!

These guys deserve a few months in the can.

At the very least, a $50,000 fine.

We need to change the rules.


The fine is a bloody joke. Workers get fined more than that if they strike for a single day.

If it's appropriate for workers to get fined $25,000 per day of strike action, it would be proportionate to fine employers $25,000 per day they underpay staff. For underpaying someone for 800 days of work, the fine should be $20 million. Seems about right.

It's not even that ridiculous because there is legislative precedent. $20,000 per day is roughly the amount that workers in the USA can get from suing employers for wage theft.

When there are REAL consequences, HEAVY consequences, bankrupting consequences, never-run-a-business-again consequences, this criminal activity will cease very quickly.
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