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International Students and Wage Theft in Australia report highlights 'rampant' and sustained level of exploitation
29 June 2020 Despite commitments to improve conditions, international students are still subject to wage theft and poor employment conditions, a new report finds.
Fair Work Commission announces 1.75% increase to minimum wages
23 June 2020 The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages following its 2020 Annual Wage Review. 
COVID-19 and employment law: factsheets for migrant workers
04 May 2020 The Migrant Employment Legal Service (MELS), a free statewide legal service run by Redfern, Marrickville, Kingsford and Inner City Legal Centre, has published two new employment advice factsheets to support migrant workers during COVID-19.
Stood down without pay during COVID-19? Don't resign!
30 March 2020 Have you been stood down without pay? Don’t resign until you've had legal advice, says RLC's employment law solicitor.
ATO takes actions on unpaid super
29 October 2019 In good news for employees, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has begun to focus its resources on the issue of unpaid superannuation contributions.
Migrant Employment Legal Service launches!
24 October 2019 A new statewide service is now available for migrant works across New South Wales.
Know your award: Fair Work releases interactive tools to support workers
20 June 2019 The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched new online resources to help fast food and restaurant owners and employees better understand their workplace entitlements and obligations.
Fair Work Commission announces 3% increase to minimum wage
30 May 2019 From 1 July 2019, the national minimum wage will be increased to $19.49 per hour. This decision from the Fair Work Commission will directly affect 2.2 million employees, or 21% of all employees.
Sexual harassment at work: a guide for the unsure
08 April 2019 In the wake of #MeToo, RLC's Employment Law Solicitor, Sharmilla Bargon, addresses some misguided views and misconceptions about sexual harassment in the workplace. 
Sexual Harassment in Australian workplaces: a call for law reform
01 April 2019 Community Legal Centres have released a comprehensive report, #MeToo: Legal Responses to Sexual Harassment at Work, ...