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Students – Avoid Wage Theft

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I am shattered. I have been telling students to get their part time job with a big company for the right pay and entitlements.

Yea, you might get superannuation but Nah, check your wage slip!

Woolworths, Bunnings, 7Eleven. All of these huge companies have been caught underpaying staff.

Apparently this sort of “mistake” wasn’t made when unions could check records.  Now it’s your job to know what your Award is and check your pay slip against the Award and challenge your employer if they are doing the wrong thing.

Good luck with that.

The Fair Work Ombudsman will tell you what you SHOULD be paid.

I found this video on the Fair Work Ombudsman site which gives you tips of what to look for.

Fair work

You need to take action yourself, but at least you know what they SHOULD be doing.

The Award that you are working under will be on the site. You can ring them for help.

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Author: Bev Johnson

I went to uni because my girlfriend was going to uni. I had no idea. I struggled through my degree. I struggled to avoid teaching. I struggled to find my way in the world beyond school. After washing cars and working in bars I went into marketing and then became an English teacher. It didn't stop there. I went into TAFE, then into HR, then into designing training programs for industry before going into system design and IT. At one stage I became a world expert on collaboration frameworks!! Now I am an expert in career paths from school in Western Australia. You can tap into my expertise by subscribing to my newsletter for West Australian high schools or by working with me online as we design your perfect next step. Contact me at or M: 0434056412

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