Fair Work Inspectors targeting Brisbane
The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a media release advising that it will audit employers in Brisbane as part of a new campaign.
Fair Work Inspectors will target businesses in the Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley, South Brisbane and West End regions.
Fair Work Inspectors will check 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 monitored during the three-month campaign.
Big fines and expensive penalties
Employers risk penalties of up to $54,000 for each breach of the Fair Work Act 2009.
Most businesses - including small businesses - are now covered by the national Fair Work system created by the Fair Work Act 2009.
Fair Work Inspectors appointed by the Fair Work Ombudsman have the power to enter a workplace at any time during working hours to inspect records and ensure compliance. Fair Work Inspectors may issue on the spot infringement notices. They can also recommend taking matters to court.
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