Young Workers Legal Service

Publications

Media Releases/Submissions

Paid Pandemic Leave - A Win for Young Workers
South Australia's Young Workers Legal Service has welcomed the announcement that a Paid Pandemic Leave Scheme will operate in South Australia. This is a win for young casual workers.  Money for young workers who are saving lives and saving jobs by staying home and doing the right thing is welcome. >>>media release ... 25/8/2020

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Wage Theft - Submission
Wage theft, including the non-payment of superannuation, is becoming widespread and increasing, with young people particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Current industrial laws are insufficient to adequately and practically address the issue and there is a lack of deterrence for offending employers.

The Young Workers Legal Service is advocating for several policy and legislative changes including the criminalisation of wage theft and increased funding for education programs particularly aimed at young people and migrant workers.  >>>wage theft submission ... Feb 2019

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Almost One in Three Young People Caught up in Workplace Bullying
A recent survey has revealed that almost one in three young people have been bullied or have witnessed bullying at work.  The research has found some deeply concerning statistics about the rate of workplace bullying.  Thirteen per cent of people between the ages of 18 and 34 said they had been bullied at work, with another 19% having witnessed it. >>>media release ... 7/8/12

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Warning to Young People on Unpaid Work Scams : Young people looking for work are being offered unpaid trial shifts and "internships" to get work experience says the Young Workers Legal Service at the launch of their campaign today to warn young people of unpaid work scams. >>>media release 31/7/12

Bogus Work Experience : The Young Workers Legal Service is sending out a warning to parents these school holidays to be on the look out for dodgy unpaid trial work shifts and internships >>>media release 11/4/12

Employment and Income - Employment Law

Experiences of Sexual Harassment amongst Young Women Workers: An Exploration of Power and Opportunity
This paper was presented by Anne Purdy and Nadine Levy of the YWLS at the Women and IR Conference in Darwin August 2010.