Local businesses should keep their eyes peeled for the Fair Work Ombudsman this month.February 8, 2013 4:13am
Local businesses should keep their eyes peeled for the Fair Work Ombudsman this month.
A workplace audit campaign will be rolled out across businesses in the Murray River region as part of a new education and compliance campaign.
Cobram, Yarrawonga and Tocumwal businesses will be targeted as Fair Work inspectors personally visit 70 businesses.
Inspectors are to focus on record-keeping and pay slip obligations and inform business owners about online resources that help with law compliance.
The importance of pay slip advice and compliance along with record-keeping for local businesses needs to be a priority.
‘‘Failure to issue pay slips denies employees the opportunity to check that their entitlements are being met and poor record keeping can impede the ability of Fair Work inspectors to check workers are being paid their full entitlements,’’ Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson said.
In 2010, a similar campaign found that 64 per cent of businesses had breached workplace laws, including underpaying employees.
The community of Girgarre is ready to realise its musical dreams after receiving a $350 000 Victoria Government Small Town Transformation grant.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CERES will be moving to a new rhythm on June 10 when Melbourne’s Andrew Swift is joined by the Weeping Willows for a series of performances.
THE Corop Cemetery Trust volunteers are grateful for the volunteer-work from a regional vineyard.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
RENEWAL works have resumed on the Coliban Main Channel this month.
For most 10-year-olds, mischievous isn’t a word often found in their vocabulary, let alone having the ability to spell it correctly. But for Cobram Anglican Grammar Year 5 student Cadence Pang, it’s all in a day’s work.
Local owners stoked with horses success.
Campaspe Shire Council has estimated the direct economic impact to dairy farmers of reduced milk prices at $59 million.
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