Em­ploy­ers warned of com­pen­sa­tion de­mands

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WORK­ERS who will lose the ‘‘ liv­ing away from home’’ al­lowance from July 1 may seek more pay from their em­ployer to com­pen­sate, warns re­cruit­ment firm Robert Walters.

It says 72 per cent of over­seas pro­fes­sion­als be­lieve that los­ing the en­ti­tle­ment – cut in the Fed­eral Bud­get this year – will make it much harder for them to live in Aus­tralia.

Three-quar­ters of those sur­veyed will seek a pay rise from their cur­rent em­ployer to re­place the re­duced in­come.

Em­ploy­ers have been urged to use non­fi­nan­cial draw­cards to help re­tain the best tal­ent to prove they are wanted, rather than get into a costly re­mu­ner­a­tion bat­tle with other em­ploy­ers.

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