Fair Work Campaign in Barossa and Gawler region

SA – Barossa and Two Wells / Gawler Regional Campaign*

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is currently conducting an education and compliance campaign in the Barossa and Two Wells / Gawler region. During the campaign, Fair Work Inspectors will contact up to 75 randomly selected businesses to monitor compliance with the record-keeping, pay slip and wages obligations of Australia’s workplace laws.

Fair Work Inspectors will also promote the tools and resources available on our website, to help make ongoing compliance easier for employers.

The FWO is running the campaign in the region due to numerous requests for assistance FWO has received in recent years from employees in the region, and lower than average compliance rates identified amongst the businesses concerned. The campaign will focus on various suburbs in the region, including Nuriootpa, Tanunda, Kapunda, Williamstown, Freeling, Angaston and Lyndoch.

If a Fair Work Inspector contacts you during the campaign, you can expect:

  • An overview of the campaign and how it relates to your business
    • Information and resources to help your business comply with it’s workplace obligations
    • A request for a sample of employee time and wage records, so we can check that:
      • your pay slip and record-keeping practices are correct, and;
      • your employees are paid at the correct rates

If a Fair Work Inspector finds any errors, they will help you rectify these and ensure that you have the right information to help you remain compliant into the future.

To prepare for the campaign you may wish to go through the Self-audit checklist

The tools and resources Fair Work Inspectors will promote during the campaign will include:

  • Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT): to calculate minimum wages, leave, notice and redundancy entitlements (From 1 July 2014) along with providing a shift calculator to calculate employees minimum entitlements for up to a month;
    • MyAccount: which enables users to register an account through the FWO website to receive tailored information to help your business with it’s workplace obligations;
    • The Online Learning Centre: online training which contains courses for employers, employees, supervisors and managers;
    • Resolving Workplace Issues: which provide step-by-step guidance for both employees and employers to work together and resolve issues within their workplace with minimal expense, time and stress.

When the campaign is finished, a report of our findings will be published on our Campaigns reports page.

If you would like more information on this campaign or any of the services available through FWO you can contact us at campaigns@fwo.gov.au, visit our website at www.fairwork.gov.au or call our Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.

 

 

* This information has been issued by the Australian Government.

www.fairwork.gov.au                   Fair Work Infoline 13 13 94                   ABN: 43 884 188 232