The Fair Work Ombudsman recovered more than $532 million for 384,805 underpaid workers in 2021-22 – a record sum of back-paid wages and entitlements for a record number of employees.
The advice from the Fair Work Ombudsman is that all employers must prioritise putting in place systems and getting the advice they need to ensure they are paying workers their lawful entitlements. Those who are doing the wrong thing, including large corporates, are being found out – and they don’t hesitate to take enforcement action where appropriate.
At Fresh HR Insights, we have a dedicated Wage Compliance team
What can we do to help?
Due to the complexity of modern industrial obligations, payroll errors are frequently made. Most underpayments result from administrative error, a misunderstanding of the payments required in the Modern Awards, outdated contracts and payments and/or a shortcoming in the payroll system, rather than any deliberate attempt to underpay employees.
If you are concerned that there might be errors in your processes, Fresh HR Insights is here to help with our two options for a payroll audit.
Articles on Wage Compliance
We have also written a number of articles to help Businesses – I have listed them out below with links so you can read them
- How is BOOT testing different from Annualised Salary requirements ?
- Penalty Rates & Loadings
- Penalty Calculations
Read more on this media release From the Fair Work Ombudsman here – https://www.fairwork.gov.au/newsroom/media-releases/2022-media-releases/october-2022/20221020-fwo-annual-report-2021-22-media-release