Understanding the risks and implications of fraudulent underpayment of wages and employee entitlements

A growing number of high-profile large Australian companies have been on the receiving end of adverse media attention alleging the deliberate underpayment of employee entitlements. The fallout from these allegations has resulted in significant financial impact not to mention lasting reputational damage for entities directly or indirectly caught-up in such conduct. Employers need to take steps to understand their obligations to employees and to build a robust governance framework designed to prevent a culture of underpaying employees.

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