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Topic: 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.

ACTU Assistant Secretary Liam O'Brien addresses the media following the Fair Work ruling. (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

Facts defy Fair Work Commission’s bizarre minimum wage logic

The Fair Work Commission has reduced wage increases for the one in five Australians on minimum wages, reflecting a complete misunderstanding of the state of the economy.

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Labor’s new leadership takes the stage

Good morning, early birds. Anthony Albanese's new Labor leadership team has made its debut, and not everyone is happy with the Fair Work Commission's minimum wage increase. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Has the minimum wage been growing at a faster rate than inflation?

Josh Frydenberg told the ABC's Q&A that the minimum wage has been growing at a faster rate than inflation and the average wage. Is he correct?

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Student protesters are finally taking up the torch

Crikey readers discuss the school strikes for climate action and the need for a minimum wage rise.

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US example makes a mockery of Australia’s wage denialists

Claims that minimum wage increases hurt employment have now been completely discredited. Time for advocates of wage stagnation to find another argument.

Does raising the minimum wage put bosses off hiring new staff?

On the very last day that the FWC was doing consultation for its next wage decision, the RBA published a study showing that rising minimum wages don’t hurt employment.

Scenes from a wage case

Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.

Walmart’s tax cut-funded generosity exposed

Unfortunately for spruikers of company tax cuts, the news from the US isn't as promising as they would like you to believe.