Staggering amount of money recovered for workers
According to their annual report (2019–20), the Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered a staggering
$123 million for workers arising from requests for assistance involving workplace disputes and FWO investigations, including large corporate companies self-reporting underpayments.
These infringements are occurring in companies ranging from large corporate organisations like Woolworths and IBM to small operators such as electricians, hair salons, restaurants, accounting, and medical firms.
10 common mistakes
Here are just a few examples of where you can go wrong. Often these mistakes are not intentional but are due to a lack of expertise in the area.
What is a Fair Work investigation?
In some instances, the FWO will conduct an investigation if it has cause to do so e.g. an employee requests assistance regarding a workplace dispute. During an investigation, inspectors may visit your workplace, interview people, and examine your records or documents. At the end of the investigation the FWO will determine if there have been breaches of workplace laws and will present its findings and advise of any actions that are required.
What are the consequences of noncompliance to your company brand?
Your brand reputation is important to ensure customer retention and loyalty and ultimately, business success. Having a strong employer brand attracts good calibre candidates to your organisation and supports employee engagement and loyalty.
Act now before it is too late
Do a self-audit now before any problems escalate.
If you do not have the time or expertise to conduct a self-audit, please contact us today to support you in this process. We can conduct an HR health check, make recommendations, and help you fix any issues.
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