Australia's 47 billionaires have doubled their wealth to $255 billion during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to analysis by Oxfam.
A top union boss has welcomed renewed industrial talks for BHP rail drivers after accusing the mining giant of leaving workers on “exhausting” rosters and previously refusing to negotiate.
Westpac has been hit with a “first strike” on its remuneration report at a heated annual general meeting in which shareholders vented their frustration over the bank’s poor performance and share price.
Danielle Le Messurier
The Fair Work Ombudsman is taking legal action against Coles, which is accused of underpaying thousands of workers by more than $115 million.
We could do a lot worse than tapping into our seniors to fill a skills shortage. But why would they want to when under the current rules they face a tax rate which is the equivalent of at least 50 per cent.
Employees are working six hours every week unpaid, and COVID-19 is making the issue even worse.
Red Cross Australia has been ordered to pay back around $25 million in underpayments that affected more than 11,000 staff between 2010 and 2021.
Despite a decade of research, wrong assumptions about the gender pay gap being ‘grossly exaggerated’ within financial services just won’t go away.
Businesses may soon be asked to account for pay and employment disparities along racial lines, which experts say may be as much as 36 per cent.
Woolworths is set to pay out another $50 million to thousands of current and former employees as it works to rectify a payments bungle revealed by the grocer almost two years ago.
Qantas chief Alan Joyce received nearly $2 million in the past financial year, as the airline purged thousands of staff due to the coronavirus.
BHP chief executive Mike Henry’s pay has more than doubled this year, mainly because of the vesting of long-term incentives awarded in 2016.
The owner of a Perth labour hire business has been slapped with a big fine for underpaying an international student over a two-year period.
Resources companies “burnt” by the last mining construction boom are offering big sign-on and retention bonuses rather than higher hourly rates — which is keeping a lid on wages growth.
The High Court has overturned a judgment that found a worker employed as a casual by a labour hire firm should be paid for annual, sick and other leave.
It won’t just be Gina Rinehart counting the ginormous piles of money generated by iron ore’s record price rise. Roy Hill staff could also be in for a huge bonus worth about 50 per cent of their pay.
Former Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop pocketed an eye-watering salary, twice the size of the one she earned as Australia’s foreign minster, with collapsed financier Greensill Capital.
Jeff Bezos is leaving the rest of the world behind when it comes to wealth accumulation.
Scott Carpenter and Sophie Alexander
The State’s Industrial Relations Commission has rejected calls for a wage freeze for WA’s lowest-paid workers, saying the economy had rebounded strongly from the depths of the pandemic chaos.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched Federal Court action against Woolworths for alleged underpayments to 70 managers totalling $1.1 million.
The Fair Work Commission has determined minimum wages will rise by $18.80 a week in its annual decision.
Some workers picking grapes and zucchinis on Australian farms are earning less than $1 per hour, with unions labelling worker exploitation near ubiquitous.
But a group powerful enough to challenge the supremacy of the tech titans is on the verge of taking action.
Ben Steverman, Laura Davison and William Horobin
Tax office figures show medical professionals top the list of earners in Australia, while seven of the country's top richest suburbs are in NSW.
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