Sad trend exploiting workers

Isn’t it sad when you watch the news and see increasing numbers of reports where businesses have exploited their workers by underpaying them, the latest alleged to be doing so being Grill’d via their training program.

There have been a number of reports of large businesses, not small ma and pa corner shops, underpaying their employees over a number of years, then self reporting which it appears seems to get them a reduced penalty? My flatmate was victim of her former employer not paying over $3,000 in superannuation. The government assisted for a year with attempts to recover this and other employees missing money before abandoning due to it being all too difficult.

I wonder if the government doesn’t need to implement greater supervision over employers and employee benefits and salaries to ensure they are being correctly paid. It would seem some employers cannot be trusted to do the right thing and prioritise profits over employees.

It has been sad to see events relating to Grill’d, I do enjoy their burgers but can’t say I like seeing staff treated poorly. Might look elsewhere till I see that program is overhauled.

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