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Wesfarmers admits underpaying Target staff $9m

Wesfarmers has revealed it underpaid staff at its Target stores by $9m, on top of $15m in other underpayments, becoming the latest Australian company caught up in a growing wage theft scandal the shoppies’ union has branded a “full blown epidemic”.

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Opinion

Wage theft a restaurant menu staple

The collapse of George Calombaris’ restaurant empire was prompted by a $7m wage underpayment scandal. Other celebrity chefs have been caught out, too. The bitter truth of Australia’s hospitality industry is that staff exploitation is not the exception but the norm, argue Richard Robinson and Matthew Brenner.

Business

Woolies reveals more wage underpayment

Woolworths has told investors it expects the bill from its wages underpayment scandal to come in at the lower end of the $200 million to $300 million range it previously flagged, even as more cases come to light.