The value of the Federal Penalty Unit is set to increase by approximately 15% from 1 July 2017.
In an employment context, this means that employers can be fined up to $63,000 per breach of the Fair Work Act, whilst individuals (such as directors, managers and others found to be “accessories”) can be personally fined up to $12,600 per breach.
Last financial year the Fair Work Ombudsman ran extensive audit campaigns in a number of industries. Of the businesses audited,…Continue
The public have expressed outrage regarding recent revelations surrounding Bakers Delights’ employment arrangements at some of its Victorian franchises.
Earlier this week most media outlets jumped on the story of a young girl allegedly being paid just $38.50 for a 4 hour Sunday shift (which is reportedly around half of what she would be entitled to under the applicable modern award).
It is clear from even a cursory review of the media articles and commentary on this matter that…Continue
When investigating allegations of misconduct or other wrong doing it may be necessary to speak to people who are no longer employed by your organisation.
Often former employees are reluctant to participate in such investigations as a result of concerns over:
Do you intend to shut down operations over the Christmas and New Year period this year?
If so, now is the time to start thinking about likely shut down dates and double checking your obligations in relation to employee entitlements during the shutdown.
Unfortunately, many employers mistakenly believe that: