Aussie employers 'breaking overtime rules'

Last updated 17:25 05/09/2012

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Australian employers are routinely breaking overtime laws, according to a major new survey of hourly wage earners.

The research, involving 8086 workers around the world, showed 57 per cent of Australians who are paid by the hour think their employers have at some stage violated overtime rules.

That compares to 88 per cent in China, 81 per cent in India, 80 per cent in UK and 66 per cent in Mexico.

The company that commissioned the research, US-based human resources firm Kronos, said employers must get to grips with overtime issues or risk possible legal action.

"This perception among Aussie workers that employers have violated overtime laws should serve as a wake-up call to employers everywhere," Kronos manager Peter Harte said.

The survey showed Australian is a nation of overtime lovers - with 91 per cent of Aussie respondents saying they're happy to work extra hours or want to work more.

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