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Retailers warned against underpaying staff

Australia's Workplace Ombudsman, Nicholas Wilson, has warned retailers to abandon attempts to ‘get around' workplace laws. The warning came after a Melbourne retailer was fined $30,000 for underpaying two casual shop assistants $8,046 by claiming that they were independent contractors, not employees. In handing down the penalty, Magistrate Kate Hawkins...

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