Fair Work inspectors will be in Echuca, checking businesses which have been found in breach of federal workplace laws.GEORDIE COWAN September 1, 2014 3:22am
Fair Work inspectors will be in Echuca as part of a statewide check up on businesses.
The inspectors have selected to follow up 200 employers found in breach of federal workplace laws to ensure they are now meeting their workplace obligations.
Earlier this year an Echuca cafe manager received $20,000 after her employer failed to pay her for extra hours worked in 2012-13, while the Ombudsman also recovered $2271 for two employees at an Echuca business.
All of those included in the latest campaign have underpaid their employees or made record-keeping and pay-slip mistakes in the past 12 months.
Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James said the checks were to make sure employers understood their responsibilities.
‘‘We also want to understand if any non-compliance issues might be continuing, because that will help us better direct our education and campaign activities in future,’’ she said.
Where inspectors find businesses which were still non-compliant, they required employers to correct the issues and back-pay any underpaid wages and entitlements.
Any employer or employee seeking information or advice about workplace laws is encouraged to use the free tools and resources available at www.fairwork.gov.au or contact the Fair Work Infoline on 131
Online tools include PayCheck Plus and an Award Finder to help business owners and employees determine the correct award and minimum wages for their industry, templates for pay slips and time-and-wages records and a range of fact sheets on workplace entitlements.
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