Imminent wage theft laws introduce criminal law penalties

Following several high profile cases in recent years, the topic of wage theft laws and the associated introduction of criminal law penalties continue to feature in the Federal Government’s IR reform working group discussion process.

Controversially, governments in some states have already moved to pre-emptively enact their own laws, despite constitutional invalidity concerns.

HopgoodGanim Lawyers’ Special Counsel, Damon King has teamed up with Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors’ Senior Associate, Dominic Brunello to provide an overview of this discrete aspect of the Federal Government’s broader IR reform agenda which will highly likely feature introduction of criminal law sanctions for the most serious cases of ‘wage theft’. This is an incredibly important area for business decision makers to be across and you can access Hopgood’s full discussion paper here.

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