Aug 2019 | 'I can't wait for wage theft to be criminalised': workers languishing while lawmakers consult

Date: 14 Aug 2019

Source: ABC

After 18 months working at a Sunshine Coast restaurant while still at school, Max Fox decided to move on to another job.

"When I switched jobs and my pay rate practically doubled ... I went, hmm, something's amiss here."

Max, now 22, said he wasn't being paid the correct award, given one of his duties was to serve alcohol.

He calculated his lost wages as more than $7,000 and reached out to his former employer.