Foreign Workers Systematically Underpaid
Over 80% of foreign workers in causal jobs in Australia are underpaid! This statistic will probably come as a surprise to most, but not to foreign employees of the popular convenience chain 7/11, thousands of whom have been underpaid. As a result of this scandals, a light is now being shone into the dark corners of foreign recruitment!
The findings of a recent investigation have revealed that Australian employers are openly advertising jobs that exploit temporary foreign workers by offering them below the minimum wage. As a result of these findings, the Department of Immigration is improving its partnership with the Fair Work Ombudsman. This partnership is aimed at helping employees and employers better understand and follow Australian workplace laws. Employers and employees can find details of minimum pay requirements and working conditions at the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website.
For those on work visas as such as the Temporary Work (Subclass 457) Visa, there are minimum pay requirements. Our experienced migration lawyers are experts in Subclass 457 applications and can inform you of all the requirements for a legal arrangement, including pay, that will allow you to live and work in Australia. Call us today!