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Under-award cash payment of employees without a payslip is illegal

I received a call Friday from someone saying they are working at a newsagency and being paid cash in hand, without a payslip and at a rate that is 25% lower than the award.

They were asking for help. I gave them the phone contact details for Fair Work and urged them to make immediate contact. I also gave them the link for an anonymous report.

There is no excuse for systematic, deliberate, underpayment of employees nor for payment by cash without a payslip.

As we have seen in the conveyance, fuel and hospitality spaces, the actions of a few can tarnish perceptions of a channel.

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