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How Confident Are You?

Published November 05, 2018 (last updated June 25, 2020) -

Please note that the statistics provided below are relevant as of November 2018. For updated information on the FWO, please visit our latest guide here.

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.

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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

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