Fair Work Ombudsman Audit Campaign – Your Survival Guide

September, 2015

By Lisa Anaf, Partner and Diana Diaz, Senior Associate

Spot checks for businesses in Victoria, Perth and Adelaide

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that over the next three months it will be targeting specific suburbs and States for random spot checks of businesses to undertake compliance audits.

The Ombudsman, Natalie James, has identified the areas that will be the subject of the spot checks as being “persistent” sources of requests for assistance from workers:

Inspectors will be on the lookout for employers who are not paying the correct minimum hourly rates, penalty rates, allowances, loadings and providing appropriate meal breaks. They will also check for compliance with record-keeping and payslip obligations.

What can you do?

If you operate a business that might be targeted, now is the time to undertake an internal audit of your employment practices so that there are no surprises if an inspector visits.

Some basic areas for attention include:

Contact Mills Oakley

If you identify a potential shortfall or would like advice on protecting your business into the future, then please contact one of our Workplace Relations Employment and Safety Partners below:

Ross Levin | Partner
Melbourne
T: +61 3 9605 0070
E: rlevin@millsoakley.com.au

Malcolm Davis | Partner
Sydney
T: +61 2 8035 7932
E: mdavis@millsoakley.com.au

Adam Lunn | Partner
Melbourne
T: +61 3 9605 0868
E: alunn@millsoakley.com.au

Lisa Anaf | Partner
Melbourne
T: +61 3 9605 0857
E: lanaf@millsoakley.com.au

 

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