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Is it really that hard for chefs to pay minimum wage?

Is it really that hard for chefs to pay minimum wage?

Celebrity chefs are calling for an amnesty for employers who underpay their workers, insisting the Australia's labour laws are too complicated to follow. But the experts Crikey spoke to say it's not that hard.

Hitler meme employee’s downfall 

Hitler meme employee’s downfall 

A BP employee will appeal the Fair Work Commission’s ruling that it was fair to sack him over a popular online Hitler meme. The case is the latest in a line of examples of social media blurring the lines between work and recreation.

We can't tackle climate change without tackling striking laws

We can't tackle climate change without tackling striking laws

How much larger and more effective would climate protests be if Australian workers truly had the right to strike?

We need to make 'bad' jobs great again

We need to make 'bad' jobs great again

Today's jobs aren't inherently worse than those that came before, but they are in need of dire help.

State of the union: what next for the ACTU?

State of the union: what next for the ACTU?

In the face of eroded union powers, failed campaigns and blurred class lines, young workers are turning to new ways of organising in the fight for their rights.

For some in Australia, unemployment is worse now than during the Great Depression

For some in Australia, unemployment is worse now than during the Great Depression

Can we really say Australia has "good" unemployment rate when 21% of Indigenous Australians can't find jobs?

If commercial TV has any credibility at all, Calombaris must go 

If commercial TV has any credibility at all, Calombaris must go 

George Calombaris' offences are a direct affront to the food industry that both he and MasterChef purport to support and glorify. Network Ten must make a stand.

It's not just Calombaris: hospitality is a hot zone of wage theft

It's not just Calombaris: hospitality is a hot zone of wage theft

Hospitality is one of the worst sectors for worker exploitation in Australia — and it's foreign workers who are most exploited.

What to do when a quarter of businesses rip off their workers

What to do when a quarter of businesses rip off their workers

With up to a quarter of small and medium businesses in Australia ripping off their workers, how can wage theft be properly tackled?

Can Clive Palmer demand a gag clause for Queensland Nickel workers?

Can Clive Palmer demand a gag clause for Queensland Nickel workers?

Former Queensland Nickel workers are owed money. That isn't in dispute. The question here is whether Palmer is allowed to demand silence in exchange for that money.