7-Eleven Under Pressure in Australia Over Wage Fraud Claims

From Yahoo! News

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven will establish an independent panel to review damaging allegations that its franchisees doctor payrolls and systematically underpay workers in Australia.

A joint investigation by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Fairfax Media uncovered evidence that many of the 620 franchisee stores nationally were involved in exploiting workers.

Allan Fels, the former head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, claimed that under the 7-Eleven model the only way franchisees could make a living was by ripping off their workers.

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