Australian Law Firms Accused of Slave Labor

by Admin on September 23, 2015

Large law firms in Australia have been accused of “slave labor” by taking students on long-term unpaid internships and occasionally even charging thousands of dollars for legal training.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a student group are fighting out against “predatory and exploitative business practices” and taking advantages of law students desperate for experience.

Image Credit: DES Daughter (Flickr)
Image Credit: DES Daughter (Flickr)

The group sent a harshly worded submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the workplace relations framework, arguing that firms are offering students and graduates unpaid work only, in place of what would previously have been paid.

Labor Lawyers in Thailand Chaninat and Leeds are experts in employment law, both for Thai’s and foreigners working in Thailand.

See the full story here.

Slave labor of a different kind has been in the news in Thailand recently with large US firms Nestle Purina and Costco both being accused of selling shrimp caught from fishing boats run by companies who are apparently known to employ slave labor.

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