The concept of ‘reasonable overtime’ as delineated in the Fair Work Act is a pivotal aspect of employment law in Australia. What does the phrase really mean?
Wage theft, a term increasingly prevalent in Australian industrial relations discourse, represents a broad spectrum of unlawful workplace practices. This article offers an academic exploration of wage theft, underscoring its widespread incidence and varied manifestations, supported by specific legal cases and news references.
In recent years, a disturbing trend has emerged within Australia’s white-collar industries, especially among young professionals aged 25-45. Despite their dedication and hard work, workers find themselves grappling with an increasing burden of unpaid overtime, often at the expense of their well-being and work-life balance.