By Johnny Lieu
It’s no surprise Australia is a drawcard for workers.
The country has one of the highest minimum wages in the world (A$18.29/US$13.96 per hour) and an attractive quality of life. But for many backpackers and migrants, exploitation by employers is rife.
One in three international students and backpackers are being underpaid, earning less than A$12 an hour, according to a comprehensive report called Wage Theft in Australia, which surveyed 4,322 people on temporary migrant visas.
While underpayment was widespread across many industries, the worst offenders were in food service — specifically in fruit and vegetable picking. Read more…
Source: Mashable Business