With so much illegal activity happening in the employment space in Australia, Fair Work Ombudsman are certainly cracking down on certain industries, however DON'T BE SCAMMED. There are companies claiming to be 'Fair Work' who are contacting businesses and demanding to see records and issuing fines. Many businesses in Australia have already fallen victim to these bully-boy tactics under the guise of a government department.
Never let anyone on your premises who cannot prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are from Fair Work Ombudsman (www.fairwork.gov.au) or Fair Work Commission (www.fwc.gov.au).
Still, its a timely reminder to make sure you are compliant with the rather complex employment laws in Australia if you are employing people. The Sydney Morning Herald reported 2 days ago
"About 1600 hair and beauty salons in NSW, Victoria and Queensland will be randomly audited over the next 12 months after previous audits showed more than half of salons failed to comply with workplace laws. The retail, hair and beauty salons will be targeted by Fair Work inspectors because they employ high numbers of young people and workers from migrant backgrounds."
And the hair and beauty industry are not alone in upcoming audits. The government plans on clamping down on the cash economy rife in this country in order to "claw back and estimated $15 billion in lost federal tax revenue" according to the SMH yesterday. They said the worst offenders of the "hidden cash-only payments were widespread across cafes and restaurants, hair and beauty industries and building and construction, but that the worst sector for black economy activity was labour-hire companies."
There has never been a better time to get compliant!
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