Ombudsman targets Murray River in new campaign


The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit businesses along the Murray River in Victoria and New South Wales during February

January 30, 2013

The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit businesses along the Murray River in Victoria and New South Wales during February as part of a new education and compliance campaign.

Fair Work Inspectors will conduct face-to-face visits to about 70 randomly selected employers in Cobram, Corowa, Echuca, Moama, Mulwala, Rutherglen, Tocumwal and Yarrawonga.

Inspectors will check that employers are complying with record-keeping and pay slip obligations, including giving employees sufficiently detailed pay slips within one working day of pay day and keeping correct time-and-wages records.

Inspectors will also advise employers about the range of free resources available at www.fairwork.gov.au to help them comply with workplace laws.

Online resources include templates for pay slips and time-and-wages sheets and tools for determining correct rates of pay for employees.

Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson says the campaign provides a great opportunity for employers to improve their understanding of workplace laws.
"It is important that businesses get it right when it comes to their record-keeping and pay slip obligations," he says.

"Failure to issue pay slips denies employees the opportunity to check that their entitlements are being met and poor record keeping can impede the ability of Fair Work inspectors to check workers are being paid their full entitlements."

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