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Employees have clawed back $1 billion in stolen wages and entitlements — but there could be more out there

Ali had

A phone call from his university was the final straw for international student Ali Syed.

 been working the graveyard shift serving late-night city revellers in a Sydney convenience store since he arrived in Australia in 2022.

For the first few months he received regular pay, which helped keep him afloat as he studied for his master’s degree in cybersecurity.

Soon, however, Ali’s boss began withholding his wages.

His salary was…

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