Fair Work Inspectors targeting NT
The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a media release advising that it will audit employers in the Northern Territory as part of a new campaign. With a focus on the Alice Springs and the Barkly Region.
The two-month campaign will focus on businesses in the
accommodation and food services, nursing, farming, retail and
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.
The campaign is focusing on employers across various sectors, including cafes and restaurants, dairy cattle and sheep farming, building and industrial cleaning.
All businesses will be randomly selected.
Are you at risk of big fines and expensive penalties?
Fair Work Inspectors may issue on the spot infringement notices where they reasonably believe an employer has contravened the record-keeping and pay slip obligations contained in the Fair Work Act 2009 and the Fair Work Regulations 2009.
Fair Work Inspectors can also recommend taking matters to court.
Employers risk penalties of up to $54,000 for each breach of the Fair Work Act 2009.
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