I’ve not worked in the fast-food industry but I have done hospitality. Even in Australia, where working conditions and a minimum wage are protected, employers try to rort you. I earned good money (our award was around the $20 mark), but didn’t receive the additional amounts for being a casual worker, nor did we receive additional money for working weekends and public holidays. We also discovered that our employers weren’t making our superannuation contributions. When the café sold, one of the staff requested an audit of the business by the tax office and they had to pay us back all our super (ha. ha). Anyway, this article on fast food workers fighting for minimum wage in the U.S is great. .