Wages and Salaries

Preventing Wage Underpayment: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

Preventing Wage Underpayment: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

In recent years, the landscape of Australian employment has been marred by a concerning trend: wage underpayment. This phenomenon has affected a multitude of prominent companies across various industries, causing not only financial repercussions but also significant damage to their reputations. From household names in the food and retail sectors to major players in finance and aviation, no sector seems immune to the risks posed by unintentional underpayment, often referred to as ‘wage theft.’ In this comprehensive guide, we explore the intricate facets of wage underpayment, from its root causes to detection, remediation, prevention, and communication strategies.

Apprentice and Trainee Wages

Apprentice and Trainee Wages

Apprentice Wages An apprentice rate can only be paid if the employee has a formal training contract with an employer that is offered by a recognised and Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The pay rate of an apprentice will differ based on prior and transferrable...