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(Last Updated On: November 5, 2018)

4,572 small business audits. 15,138 anonymous reports. $29.6m in reclaimed wages. These are just some of the startling figures released in the Fair Work Ombudsman’s 2017/18 Annual Report. Don’t let your business become a statistic – we’re here to help.

In 2017/18 the FWO:

  • Received 15,138 anonymous reports
  • Audited 4,572 businesses
  • Issued 615 infringement notices
  • Issued 220 compliance notices
  • Recovered $29.6 million in unpaid wages for more than 13,000 workers
  • Initiated 35 litigations and issued over $7.2 million court ordered penalties – a 49% increase from the previous financial year
  • Delivered a record fine of $660,020 to a business that hadn’t paid a migrant worker
  • Successfully prosecuted cases for: Racial Discrimination, Accessorial Liability, Paid Parental Leave

Concerns about the compliance of your business?

Don’t let your business become a statistic – we’re here to help. For any questions about compliance, Employsure clients can call us on 1300 651 415 to discuss, or email [email protected]

If you’re not a member of Employsure and you’d like to find out how we can help, book a free meeting with an Employsure representative here.

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