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Employer evasion of workers’ entitlements 1968 – 1995: why, what and whose?

Maconachie, Glenda J. & Goodwin, Miles (2010) Employer evasion of workers’ entitlements 1968 – 1995: why, what and whose? Journal of Industrial Relations, 52(4), pp. 419-437.

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Abstract

Employer non-compliance with workers’ entitlements has been largely ignored in Australian industrial relations. The legal and regulatory literature however, identifies arguments relating to employer propensity to evade regulatory requirements, as well as highlighting environmental factors that may influence such behaviour. This article explores these issues in the Australian federal industrial relations jurisdiction, as well as providing a picture of employer evasion of minimum labour standards between 1986 and 1995: who is exploited and in respect of what entitlements. Industry contexts and common characteristics of non-compliance are outlined by exploration of 30 awards ranked by the extent of underpayments recovered by the federal inspectorate during the period. Employer evasion of workers’ entitlements is arguably a calculated business decision, prompted or facilitated by intense competition, precarious employment (particularly female and youth), non-unionized workplaces and under-resourced enforcement agencies.

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ID Code: 38220
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Employer Evasion , Entitlements, Labour Regulation , Regulatory Enforcement
DOI: 10.1177/0022185610375507
ISSN: 0022-1856 (print) 1472-9296 (electronic)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Industrial Relations Society of Australia
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2010 08:59
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:20

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