Fair Work protecting students “in uni towns”

The feds have visited (“raided” is such a harsh word) employers close to Deakin U campuses

The Fair Work Ombudsman reports its inspectors “completed surprise audits” of businesses in suburbs around Deakin U’s Geelong campuses, Waterfront and Waurn Ponds. FWO says books were checked, “following intelligence that employers in the areas where at risk of breaching workplace laws.”  They targeted restaurants and retail, “industries that typically high hire numbers of university students.”

It’s part of a broader campaign “targeting university towns”. 

Deakin U says it supports the FWO, “to ensure young people engaged in work are being paid correctly.”


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