Underpaid Queensland employees are being urged to make written submissions to a parliamentary inquiry into wage theft before the end of the month.

The Education, Employment and Small Business Committee began investigating the issue in May and public submissions close on July 30.

Committee Chair Leanne Linard MP said the committee is relying on the written testimony to help them determine the extent and nature of the problem and also how to address it.

‘This is an opportunity for us to be able to hear from a large number of workers and organisations first hand, and collect evidence to help us better understand what is often a hidden and under-reported problem that can have significant consequences for those affected,’ Ms Linard said.

She said the committee would be looking to the written submissions and to the results of the committee’s online survey to identify hotspots or problem areas.

Written submissions can either be emailed to [email protected] and online survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CZQ2TS3.

The committee is due to report its findings by November 16, 2018.