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Wages Theft Cases

The latest case of reported underpayment of employees by some $1.1 million, this time by Japanese burger giant, MOS Burgers.

A class action by migrant workers against pizza manufacturer, Della Rosa for around $1 million.


Grill’d accused of ripping off its employees.

Looks like the burgers are getting grilled whilst the staff are getting burnt.

And it looks like ripping off the employees is just one of many problems at Grill’d.

What a fantastic business.


Nothing will change until the people responsible are treated in exactly the same way as other thieves. You rob a bank of $1M and you’ll almost certainly end up behind bars. You rob your staff of $1M and the corporate entity will pay a modest fine while you, who committed the robbery, will get an extra bonus.


An update on the Grill’d saga.


Grill’d gets another serve.


Who would have thought?


Perfectly understandable.

Huge companies with thousands of employees cannot be expected to focus on all the important details like the little bloke can and does as his livelihood depends on doing so.

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Such companies also have audit departments. Strange they don’t seem to audit the pay office or if they do the reports get lost.

They also have IT departments who don’t seem to select payroll software that is powerful enough or reliable enough to deal with the law.

And it is odd that as the award system has been simplified over the last ten years the incidence of “misunderstandings” has grown. So much complexity so little time.

But it’s all just human error, there are overpayments happening as we speak that the companies do not claw back. Oddly no evidence has ever been produced to support the idea that overpayments are anything like the magnitude of underpayments.

It’s just shocking how big business gets victimised so much. Calumny abounds. But who is responsible?


World Vision joins the wages theft club.

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Qantas joins the wages theft party.

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An article regarding underpayment of around 20% of clothing workers in Australia.

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