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