Are you compliant with Australian employment laws?

Question Marks Over People Faces LRDid you know that employers who fail to comply with the Fair Work Act 2009 risk penalties of up to $54,000 per breach? And that HR managers, payroll and administration personnel, and business advisers may also be liable for personal fines under Section 550 of the Act?

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Did you know that employers who fail to comply with the Fair Work Act 2009 risk penalties of up to $54,000 per breach? And that HR managers, payroll and administration personnel, and business advisers may also be liable for personal fines under Section 550 of the Act?

Did you know Australian employers covered by the Act must:

  • Comply with the 10 National Employment Standards (NES) and all applicable Modern Awards
  • Ensure terminations don’t breach the unfair dismissal laws
  • Maintain fully-compliant time and wages records and payslips

Fair Work Inspectors also have the power to enter workplaces to investigate compliance with Australian employment laws.

The growing number of employee claims, damaging media articles that name and shame businesses who breach employment laws, and recent prosecutions by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) are stark reminders of the risks of non-compliance:

A manager responsible for payroll and administrative functions at a chain of Sydney Car Wash outlets was personally fined $10,000.

A 7-Eleven retail store operator in Queensland was fined more than $21,000.

The operators of a Gold Coast restaurant were fined a total of $84,500.

A Melbourne business operator was fined more than $228,000.

Baiada was severely embarrassed by national publicity after a scathing report into unlawful practices at its worksites.

For a FREE HR HEALTH CHECK to determine if you’re meeting your obligations under Australia’s increasingly complex employment laws visit the Workforce Guardian website: www.workforceguardian.com.au/hr-health-check

Need help with HR and compliance? Talk to Workforce Guardian: 1300 659 563 or visit our website: www.workforceguardian.com.au 

 

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