Posted October 05, 2018 05:11:23The word “job” is often used to describe people who are employed by companies to perform tasks on their behalf, but that’s just one of the ways employers can use it to avoid paying workers.
For example, if a company uses the word “contract” to describe a contract job, it may not mean that the job is actually a contract, or even that it’s an offer.
Contracts are different to regular employment arrangements.
They can be defined in more detail, and some contracts may also require an employer to give some other type of compensation.
What can you do to avoid getting called a job thief?
If you or someone you know has been called a fraudster or a job theft, call 1300 756 866.
If you know someone who’s been called by a scammer or job thief, call the Anti-Scam Hotline on 1800 333 000.
You can also report the scammers or job thieves by calling 1800 333 557.
If your job is in the public sector, it’s important to tell your employer about it.
You don’t have to tell everyone about it, but you may be asked to.
If the employer won’t pay you what you’re owed, you can get a court order.
If this doesn’t work, you might be able to get a refund.
Find out more about what to do if you’re called a thief.