Calombaris wage theft is only the tip of the iceberg


The recent scandal of George Calombaris stealing $7.8 million from his employees and his termination from the reality television show ‘Masterchef’ have all been big topics in the news, but wage theft within the hospitality and retail industries are still quite a frequent occurrence outside of the Calombaris story.

At the Young Workers Centre, Felicity Sowerbutts mentions that as high as 73% of their calls have been regarding wage theft within recent years, and goes on to say that the George Calombaris scandal is a big story due to his status as a ‘celebrity chef’

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