Exploitation flourishes because regulators do not routinely detect or punish labour law noncompliance.
Victoria has mandated COVID vaccinations for an estimated 1.25 million workers. Employment law expert Giuseppe Carabetta explains the legalities.
There are only limited circumstances where workplace vaccine mandates are likely to be found legally justifiable.
We protect the savings of non-resident people in Australia but we leave them without any benefits if they lose their job here.
Research suggests harsher civil or criminal penalties will not automatically lead to greater compliance by employers with workplace laws.
As many as half of all temporary migrant workers are being underpaid. After a two-year inquiry, the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce has provided a blueprint to do something about it.
That the Fair Work Ombudsman brought a case against Foodora suggests its workers are most likely to be classified as employees. This could dissuade other platforms from offering similar benefits.
Cutting penalty rates can be a vote-changer and the looming Fair Work Commission decision is tricky for both sides of politics. So what cards do the parties hold and how might they play them?