Lawyers and unions say state should enact Australia’s toughest laws on wage theft, including $1m fines

Lawyers and unions representing vulnerable workers have called for Queensland to enact the country’s toughest laws criminalising wage theft, including $1m fines or 10-year jail terms for the most reckless employers.

The Queensland government is set to hold public hearings next week, with a view to drafting laws that will make wage theft a criminal offence.

Maurice Blackburn lawyers and six unions say wage theft is widespread and most commonly targets marginalised workers, but that even public servants can be victims.

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