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‘Wage theft bill’ seeks to criminalise withholding wages

DLA Piper’s Carl Blake says the proposed law is well motivated – but execution could be more difficult.

DLA Piper partner Carl Blake speaks with Dita De Boni.

Dita De Boni Fri, 12 May 2023

In 2019 in Victoria, Australia, a court case revealed some 7-Eleven operators were demanding workers withdraw and hand back part of their pay to their employers.

The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC jointly investigated and uncovered systemic underpaying of wages and doctoring of pay

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‘Wage theft bill’ seeks to criminalise withholding wages
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