Half of Barossa businesses breaching workplace laws

Half of Barossa businesses are committing at least one breach of workplace laws, according to a report released by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

As part of a proactive campaign, Fair Work Ombudsman Inspectors assessed the time-and-wages records of 70 businesses in the Barossa and Two Wells/Gawler regions, focusing on towns including Nuriootpa, Williamstown, Angaston and Lyndoch.

Inspectors found that 50 per cent of the businesses were not complying with all of their obligations under Australia's workplace laws.

The campaign found that 30 per cent of businesses were not paying their employees correctly, while 31 per cent were not meeting pay slip and record-keeping requirements.

In response to the breaches, the Fair Work Ombudsman issued seven infringement notices (on-the-spot fines) and three formal cautions.

A total of $11,438 was recovered for 12 employees.

Need help with HR and compliance?

Contact Workforce Guardian - Our affordable and easy to use HR system provides everything you need to achieve best-practice HR management and full-compliance with Australian employment laws.