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Wage theft is the dishonest underpayment or non-payment of employee entitlements, and includes not paying what is owed, or failing to record and accrue leave entitlements.

In May 2018, the Victorian Government committed to introducing new laws to make wage theft a crime.

We've consulted with employer groups and unions, to ensure the laws are fair and balanced.

We've also held wage theft forums to hear directly from victims about how they've been affected and how reforms might help.

This public consultation paper is the next step in the process.

Read through it to see the scope and breadth of the proposed legislation and provide your comments.

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