Employer associations state that penalty rates for weekends and public holidays are either unnecessary or too high. They argue that penalty rates are unfair for employers and contribute to unemployment. Briefly describe employer association statements about penalty rates from primary sources and critically analyse their claims in terms of penalty rates’ impact on unemployment and inequality.
Be about 1250 words.
Be written in essay-format.
Acknowledge sources correctly using the Harvard referencing style.
Show understanding of an six scholarly or otherwise credible sources.
Show knowledge of the position of at least two employer associations from primary sources.
Include critical analysis (for a credit or better).
Have been compared to the marking criteria below.
ps. This essay is in relation to Australia.