A New Approach to Corporate Structures Involved in Labour Law Breaches
Australian Journal of Labour Law, Vol 32, No. 1 (2019), 23-40
16 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2019
Date Written: November 12, 2019
Employers may sometimes deliberately choose to structure their business operations in a way that puts their assets beyond the reach of employee claims. The legally liable company may use liquidation to frustrate recovery action by the Fair Work Ombudsman. This article urges those engaged in law reform to look beyond the form of these arrangements and instead to focus on their substance.
Keywords: labour law, Fair Work Ombudsman, corporation
JEL Classification: K31
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