EXCEPTION OR THE RULE?
Why now when they stole wages,time,benefits,super,and dignity and went bust at the drop of a hat to avoid their obligations . It was the norm the exception were businesses and industries that didn’t. (ODT)
Victorian employers who deliberately underpay their workers could face prison under a re-elected Labor government.
The state will become the first Australian jurisdiction to criminalise wage theft if Labor wins November’s election, Premier Daniel Andrews will say on Saturday, pledging up to 10 years behind bars for the most serious offenders.
The promised reforms will carry fines of more than $150,000 for bosses and $950,000 for businesses found to deliberately withhold wages, superannuation or other entitlements, or found to falsify employment records or fail to keep the proper paperwork.