The power of a letter

I transferred some funds into J's account today - he just checked to see if the transaction had gone through, and was surprised that there was more money than I had put in.  Last week BM drafted a letter to the scumbucket company that J slaved for briefly - they were refusing to pay him monies owed because the contract he had signed (of which he was not given a copy) stated no wages would be paid if you didn't work for 7 days at least..  The letter BM drafted, and J signed, and I mailed (go team!!), stated Section whatever of the Industrial Relations Act and requested payment within 7 days of receipt of the letter, or we would make an official complaint to the Dept of Industrial Relations.  J checked his account again, yep that's exactly where the extra money came from.  Ahh, the pen is mightier than the sword.
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Pity more young people don't know their working rights - easy prey for companies such as the one J worked for.
Hmm, I don't want to dump everything on schools, but some sort of civics class at high school where you're taught living skills and rights and responsibilities of citizenship might be useful. How the laws protect you and restrict you, etc.