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Australian fashion flaw – Retailers to payback staff for the cost of uniforms

Australian fashion flaw – Retailers to payback staff for the cost of uniforms (Last Updated On: November 21, 2016)

Some Aussie retail workers have had to fork out and pay for their very own mandatory uniforms. The Fair Work Ombudsman received complaints and action has been taken to reimburse the staff. If an employee is required to wear special clothing at work, the General Retail Industry Award 2010, states that all employees must be reimbursed for the purchasing and the upkeep of this uniform.

Natalie James from the Fair Work Ombudsman said that small businesses who often, don’t have the benefits of an in house HR resource, fail to comply with this workplace law and pay for consequences which could have been avoided had they followed procedure.

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*Information sourced via Employment Law Matters website

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