Author: Amy Zhang

Major WHS Reform in Western Australia

As noted above, one of these differences includes the introduction of industrial manslaughter offences, which aim to ensure that workplace deaths caused by the conduct of PCBUs are met with substantial penalties. The WHS Bill includes two separate offences for industrial manslaughter; a ‘simple’ offence will arise where a person […]

wage theft

Another state criminalises wage theft

The Act differs from the Wage Theft Act 2020 (Vic) that was recently passed as it amends the existing criminal code, as opposed to introducing a new Act of Parliament to cover wage theft. Arguably, this legislative decision reflects the shift in characterising wage theft as a criminal act as […]


The new criminal law targeting wage theft

The Victorian Government recently passed the Wage Theft Act 2020 (Vic) (“the Act”), which establishes new criminal offences in order to target employers who dishonestly underpay or do not pay workers their employee entitlements, writes Amy Zhang The Act, which will not come into operation until 1 July 2021 unless […]