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WorkFair Inspectors

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In Australia we often have WorkSafe inspectors going to random businesses and if they find a hazard that has not be addressed your businesses gets an immediate hefty fine on the spot.

This program had lead to the reduction of flagrant disregard to workers safety of businesses trying to cut their margins in Australia. And thus there was also a corresponding drop in deaths and injury in workplaces.

Using the same logic, can't an inspector program be adopted to randomly visit workplaces to ensure that employees are treated fairly and paid correctly and prevent wage theft?

The random nature of inspection would be more effective than relying on self regulation or people suing (because often these workers can't afford to sue in the first place. And even if they did win, it doesn't cost the offenders much anyway).

So thus this would cut down in flagrant disregard for paying the minimum wage or even the stated wage, which if not accounted for will create a trap which is very hard for workers to escape.

mofosyne, May 11 2016

The WorkSafe Program In Victoria https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/
[mofosyne, May 11 2016]

Plus you can post offenders on websites that were caught by your inspectors too! http://www.worksafe...ceable-undertakings
[mofosyne, May 11 2016]


       The Chinese government will just love this idea ... sitting there, gloating smugly while other economies price themselves out of the market ...
8th of 7, May 11 2016


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