Pay crackdown on Darwin businesses

The Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 50 businesses in Darwin this week as part of a new campaign.

Fair Work inspectors will check that employers are paying the correct minimum hourly rates, penalty rates, allowances, loadings and providing appropriate meal breaks.

Compliance with record-keeping and pay-slip obligations will also be monitored.

The campaign will focus on employers across a range of sectors, including building and industrial cleaning services…

All businesses will be randomly selected.

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James says Darwin is home to thousands of businesses and is a persistent source of requests for assistance from workers.

Ms James says one of the aims of the campaign is to ensure employers are aware of their workplace responsibilities and how the Fair Work Ombudsman can assist them to access, understand and apply information to build a culture of compliance.

“It’s important we check that workers are being paid correctly, but we also want to be pro-active about ensuring employers understand their obligations,” she said.

“Inspectors will visit most businesses involved in the campaign so they can offer employers tailored assistance to rectify any non-compliance issues and put processes in place to ensure they get it right in the future.”

Key local employer groups have been enlisted to assist the Agency to promote the campaign.

Employers can call 1300 CELOTTI for further information, or visit https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/2015-media-releases/october-2015/20151019-darwin-campaign

About CELOTTI WORKFORCE
LABOUR HIRE & RECRUITMENT AGENCY SERVICING THE BUILDING, INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESOURCE SECTORS

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