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What are my legal rights if my employer forces me to show up at the workplace?

What are my legal rights if my employer forces me to show up at the workplace?

For employers, health and safety should always be a priority. As coronavirus spreads, it has become everything.

The government needs to recognise that wage theft is a gendered issue

The government needs to recognise that wage theft is a gendered issue

There are profound problems with the enforcement of wage laws and entitlements across Australia. And the problem disproportionately impacts women.

To stop wage theft, the government needs to put its money where its mouth is

To stop wage theft, the government needs to put its money where its mouth is

The federal government needs to enable not just the Fair Work Ombudsman but other groups, too, to contribute to ensuring employer compliance.

Want to stop wage theft? Simplify the system

Want to stop wage theft? Simplify the system

The reality of the Australian system is that it is almost impossible to be completely compliant no matter how good your resources and your system, argues the CEO of the Council of Small Business of Australia.

Tougher penalties are needed to punish wage thieves

Tougher penalties are needed to punish wage thieves

Employers need to be help accountable for underpaying their staff.

Additional funding is desperately needed in the fight against wage theft

Additional funding is desperately needed in the fight against wage theft

Great funding is needed — both to investigate non-compliance and support workers who are getting ripped off.

The Calombaris collapse: what about the unemployed workers?

The Calombaris collapse: what about the unemployed workers?

What did the union and media pile-on achieve?

Meet the industry that says it can't survive 2.2% wage growth

Meet the industry that says it can't survive 2.2% wage growth

The restaurant industry is angry that industrial relations law is being enforced and employers who underpay workers are being revealed. But if an industry can't survive when the wages it pays are virtually stagnant, there's something seriously wrong.

Where do the unions stand on Labor's climate dilemma?

Where do the unions stand on Labor's climate dilemma?

Crikey asked Australia's biggest unions what kind of climate policies they want. The answers show they're divided.

Lambie sells out her voters

Lambie sells out her voters

If Lambie is purporting to represent the non-elites, and Tasmania, and especially northern Tasmania, then hobbling union power is a hell of a way to go about it.