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Issued a Compliance Notice, what do you do?

UnderpaymentsJuly 14, 2014

Issued a Compliance Notice, what do you do? (Last Updated On: July 14, 2014)

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings with a takeaway restaurant in Albury, regional NSW. With a bad history of underpayments of staff and not properly responding to Compliance Notices, owner Ian Andrews, is required by court to undertake formal training on employer obligations under the Fair Work Act. Mr Andrews is in hot water again for failing to follow what needs to be done once issued a Compliance Notice – This is his third to date.

It is extremely important for employers issued a Compliance Notice to respond to the Fair Work Ombudsman and their inspectors with hast and professionalism. When an employer reacts with sufficient co-operation only can the issues of the business and staff be resolved in a professional manor. Thousands and thousands of Australian businesses each year are inspected by the Fair Work Ombudsman. If your business is one of these, you will have the calamity to respond to an inspection. The best way to go about it is to conform and guide the inspectors through all your records. Take on board their feedback, suggested payment processes and let them assist you in putting these in place.

If you have ever received a Compliance Notice or if you wish to make sure you never do, contact Employsure by filling out the form below. By taking prompt action, you will be doing your business a favour. With reassurance that you are paying your employees and have correct staffing policies and processes in place, you can rest easy should you get a call from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

*Information sourced via the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

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