Coles, Target, Woolworths, 7-Eleven - it's now a glittering array of Australia's largest corporations that have admitted to wage theft.
The most recent, supermarket giant Coles, is expecting a $20 million hit after underpaying managers at its supermarkets and liquor division over the past six years.
Like others caught out, Coles "self-reported" what it has characterised as book-keeping errors, an excuse that is already growing old.
In fact, with each new revelation, it's becoming harder to comprehend how such large organisations could fall short so comprehensively when it comes to basic business operations concerning staffing and salaries.
Surely there are teams of accountants and lawyers and workplace liaison consultants on hand for the express purpose of preventing these types of errors or oversights.
It's worth noting, too, that the public never hears much about large corporations self-reporting large-scale, long-term overpayments of employees. It's only when the law begins closing in that big business suddenly turns ethical and responsible.
The federal attorney-general himself, Christian Porter, issued a strong warning last week to corporate Australia after the Coles revelations.
In announcing that he would introduce legislation within weeks to criminalise the worst cases of worker exploitation and underpayment, he cautioned that it was time for big business to lift its game.
"Corporate Australia surely now has got the message that they need to get their house in order," he said. "If they haven't got that message then they're going to be absolutely and utterly compelled to in the future by the most vigorous, robust and complete set of laws around wage underpayment that Australia's ever seen."
Mr Porter pointed out that even though the vast majority of underpayments were not deliberate, this didn't alleviate the seriousness of the offence, or make it excusable. In fact, he said, it bordered on negligence in the case of big companies that should, at the very least, be capable of following workplace law.
That said, it's not clear that imposing criminal penalties on corporations found to have unpaid their staff will solve the rising problem - at least, not on its own.
Heavier sanctions may be appropriate, but harsh penalties will not necessarily lead to greater compliance, especially as the offences are committed by organisations rather than individuals. The focus on any change needs to be on the welfare and wellbeing of employees, particularly the young or vulnerable.
There's no point glossing over the inescapable fact that the main priority of these large corporations is to make a profit. But it's very difficult for vulnerable, low-paid employees to negotiate the jungle of industrial instruments - or even to approach their union - and complain about being underpaid.
Unions, for their part, are taking steps to raise awareness among younger workers of wage theft, even as they struggle to keep up with demand in those sectors most prone to it, such as hospitality.
But while Mr Porter is promising law reform, it's unlikely the government will also take steps to enhance the role that unions might play in this area.
Ultimately, this is an opportunity to shift the focus on doing right, rather than just righting wrongs. There should be systems and legislation in place so that workers don't need to enter the workplace worried about being underpaid in the first place.