If you are a Franchisor, you may be interested in the news that last Friday 14 June, 2018 the Fair Work Ombudsman released a “Guide to promoting workplace compliance in your franchise network”.
The guide reflects the Protecting Vulnerable Workers Act 2017 that introduced provisions for Franchisors to be accountable in some circumstances if their Franchisees do not follow workplace law, (in many instances meaning HR obligations). HR Central has been working consistently with Franchisors to provide tailored HR processes
It is fair to say that the Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill has been the elephant in the room in the franchising space. While its introduction is positive to help regulate the industry, it has also introduced confusion around how this will change the franchisor and franchisee relationship, and what steps will need to be taken to comply and reduce risk.
The Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill seeks to amend the Fair Work Act and tighten the levels of responsibility between a franchisor and franchisee. The Act will be intr
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