Don't know what you're talking about.
If "renumeration" isn't subject to local laws for ex-pats GM would game the minimum wage system simply by shipping in a couple thousand Mexicans anywhere they had openings.
And they'd be able to providing they can get all their Mexican's over the immigration related hurdles that keep them out otherwise. That is a long and arduous process for specialist expats as it is (we got through this a lot where I work) and sometimes it can take months of proving that you're bringing in expats and not displacing local labour. This is something far easier to do with a H1B process than any existing laws.
I suspect you're so high up you actually have a written contract, which specifies that Australian Labor law applies to you, and that your lawyer did not clearly explain to you that the law for you, my globe-trotting friend, is super-special. Couldn't have a fine, upper-middle-class, almost-certainly-Pom-Aussie treated like the Gulf Emirates treat Bengalis and Indonesians.
You flatter me. But no. There are very real struggles to getting people expatted between countries. We have a dedicate HR team who handle just these people in each of the countries we work in, but the restriction is never to do with remuneration. That isn't to say that there aren't overriding local laws like restriction of work hours, but pay doesn't come into it.
I don't think you understand what I mean when I say I don't know what you mean by "renumeration"
I mean I don't know what you mean by renumeration. This not a term in the US so I can kinda sorta guess you mean pay, but in the US your employer covers numerous forms of insurance. Some of which are legally mandated, some of which are tax-advantaged, while others are just benefits.
The US labor cops, and I suspect most labor cops world-wide, would have nothing to say in any dispute that involved pay or any of the insurance packages I mentioned. US tax guys (the IRS) always get involved, but not the labor cops.
Yup. Seems like Fair Work Australia only deals with expat disputes involving Execs making $10k a month who have a specific kind of contract.
You're right about this article, but this applies specifically to contractual negotiations that are an exception. That doesn't say the FWA doesn't get involved in contract negotiations below a certain price point, it just says for a certain type of executive expat contact this is dealt with by the courts. In case of illegal business practices (such as disputes over standard termination of service contracts which don't cover this golden parachute executive bullshit) they still may get involved. But even if they didn't there's one very key part in that article you quoted, to get resolution on your expat contract you go to common law court
So what you're saying is that if you negotiate a contract that says Australian rules apply, then people who are Fair Work Australia will enforce the contract. On the one hand that may be true. It may be true that in Australia the employment cops enforce contracts. This is not an illogical way to set up your employment system, particularly if lots of your employees have written contracts
But not all countries are like that. In many contract law has almost nothing to do with employment protections, and in the US you would generally end up in completely separate Court systems if you were basing your claim on US Labor Law or a contract. Contract law is state level. It could be handled in Federal courts under certain circumstances, but a) they'd be applying state law and b) the employment cops I;m talking about actually have their own bureaucratic processes to determine these things. You can take them to Court if you lose, but you have to go through the EEOC/NLRB/etc. bureaucracy and get a decision that you can appeal to end up in Federal Court; and then when you get to Federal Court the Judge is applying Federal employment law rather then State Contract Law.
I've never made AU$123k a year, so I wouldn't know what that kind of paycheck looks like, but the ones I have actually seen do not have a "From" line.
You and me both, but even when I was working for minimum wage at a Pizza Hut I still had Yum! Brands Australia written on the top of it.
Are you arguing that if Yum! Brands Australia hired a graphic designer in Minnesota that guy could go to Fair Work Australia to get the Aussie minimum wage enforced?