Welfare advocate publicly shaming employers offering short-term workers less than minimum wage
A welfare advocate is publicly shaming employers who are offering to pay short-term workers less than the minimum wage
16 May 2018
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Screenshots of the Backpacker Board website reveal some employers are advertising farm and housekeeping work for less than the required $16.50 an hour.
One advert for dairy farm work offers accommodation and a wage of 500 dollars a week.
Another ad for an 'enthusiastic housekeeper' offers to pay $15.57 per hour.
Advocate Chloe Ann-King is describing it as the 'wild west' of agriculture and hospitality work - where employees blatantly disregard the law.