Archive for October 2017

PENALTIES FOR BREACH OF WORKPLACE LAWS INCREASE TENFOLD

From 15 September 2017, the new Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (Amendment Act) took effect to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act). The Amendment Act was introduced to better deter unlawful practices such as those that involve the deliberate and systematic exploitation of vulnerable workers, such as migrant workers.[1] The…

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