Unlawful unpaid work disguised as Internships.


Professor Andrew Stewart and his University research team have discovered that over the last five years, over 500,000 Australians have been employed illegally to undertake unpaid work. The survey depicts that 25% of unpaid work placements were most likely found to be illegitimate, while, 20% of unpaid work spanning between 2 days up to a week were also most likely illegal. To avoid hefty fines and underpayment claims, it is recommended that employers ensure work arrangements are short-lived and do not employ volunteers or interns to perform tasks that employees typically perform in their business.

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