The Fair Work Ombudsman will target 200 businesses in Sydney – South West as part of a new campaign.
At least 200 manufacturing, retail, construction and other businesses will be audited across a region encompassing the Sydney suburbs of Cabramatta, Liverpool, Fairfield and surrounding areas.
Over the last two financial years, the Fair Work Ombudsman has prosecuted multiple employers in this region and recovered more than $550,000 for 264 workers.
Fair Work Inspectors will check that employers are paying the correct minimum hourly rates, penalty rates, allowances and loadings and providing appropriate meal breaks.
Compliance with record-keeping and pay-slip obligations will also being checked.
Do you know your legal obligations?
Most businesses – including small businesses – are now covered by the Fair Work Act 2009.
Fair Work Inspectors appointed the Fair Work Ombudsman have the power to enter a workplace at any time to inspect records and ensure compliance.
Employers risk penalties of up to $54,000 for each breach of the Fair Work Act 2009.
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