Fair Work Ombudsman is working tirelessly to get laws passed that give harsher penalties to companies that have exploitative practices happening. Several incidents have been brought to light that have detailed the disgusting actions of some employers blatantly exploiting their employees. The 7-Eleven scandal in Australia was a big tipping point in favor of the bills Ombudsman has been working on passing. The bill calls for a massive increase in the current penalties for breaking these laws.
- Fair Work Ombudsman gave support for the Vulnerable Workers Bill, which would stop employers from exploiting their employees.
- A main business that could be affected by the Vulnerable Workers Bill is 711, whose franchise owners have still not paid back money owed to their workers.
- The Vulnerable Workers Bill will help to secure that employers that take advantage of their employees receive the highest penalties.
“Ms James said the actions of unscrupulous employers who paid “black market wages” reflected badly on Australia, and on the majority of employers who “do the right thing”.”