Fair Work Inspectors target East Coast Retailers

The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a media release advising that it will audit East Coast retailers as part of a new campaign.

Hair and beauty salons and retail outlets are the focus of the new Fair Work Ombudsman compliance campaign. 

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.

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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