Fels backs A.I. as wage-theft detector

  • Fels backs A.I. as wage-theft detector
  • The Age, Sydney 27/12/19:  Former ACCC chairman Allan Fels has backed union calls to use artificial intelligence and data matching to detect wage theft, saying technology should be a key weapon in tackling the "systemic" problem of underpayment.  "The problems of underpayment are systemic and not readily resolvable just by strong law enforcement – even though that's vital," he said.  The Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter , who is consulting unions and business leaders on the detail of his wage theft bill – including what penalty should apply if employers fail to prevent accidental underpayment – said the draft legislation should be released "early in the new year".  Read more here.

    31 Dec 2019