Compliance Inspections

Compliance Inspections

Fair Work has been out and about in Victoria with some follow up visit’s, the purpose of which is to ensure the businesses are maintaining ongoing compliance.

As we have stated many times at HR central, as Employers we must remain vigilant at all times with our attention to compliance. It is critical employers understand their responsibilities and are providing employees with their lawful entitlements.

The Fair Work Ombudsman is very clear “Where inspectors find businesses which are non-compliant, they will require employers to correct the issues and back-pay any underpaid wages and entitlements.”

Fair Work inspectors will consider enforcement measures in cases of continued non-compliance, such as issuing Infringement Notices (on-the-spot fines) of up to $2550. In the event of a matter being so serious it warrants legal action, penalties of up to $51,000 per breach are applicable to companies and fines of up to $10,200 apply to individuals.

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