The Fair Work Ombudsman should have more resources to monitor employers in construction and other industries who employ foreign workers on 457 visas and other visa classes as part of recommended changes to workplace relations laws which a key building industry lobby group criticises as failing to address critical employer concerns.

Releasing its draft report on the framework for workplace relations, the Productivity Commission says factors such as limited English skills and a lack of awareness with regard to basic rights meant foreign workers face special risk of exploitation despite being covered on the Fair Work Act, whilst an estimated 50,000…