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Class action lawyer Stewart Levitt, principal of Levitt Robinson, implored the Senate not to let head office blame franchisees for its mistakes.

“I have a real concern the government will target franchisees but not head office, despite the fact that 7-Eleven’s Melbourne head office was expressly responsible for the franchisees’ payroll and the Dallas parent franchisor was recognised as a “third-party beneficiary”, Mr Levitt said.

He called on the Turnbull government to provide an amnesty for students with restricted work visas who have been exploited by employees.

Read full article here:  http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/7eleven-knew-of-wage-fraud-ahead-of-scandals-20150923-gjte8r.html