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Jail time, big fines for wage thieves under proposed government reforms

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Employers who have stolen workers wages will face up to four years in prison and fines of more than $1 million under tough new penalties being proposed by the Morrison government. Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter announced the first criminal penalty as part of the omnibus bill being introduced into the parliament on Wednesday.
“The offence would apply in circumstances where a national system employer dishonestly engages in a deliberate and systematic pattern of underpaying one or more…

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