Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, according to experts

Melbourne School of Government Director Professor John Howe and research assistant Melissa Kennedy warn that proposed laws to criminalise wage theft in Victoria and New South Wales could face a constitutional challenge.

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In a research paper presented at the Australian Labour Law Association Conference, Howe and Kennedy warn that the proposed state laws could face a constitutional challenge over a potential inconsistency with federal laws.

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