National clerical campaign

We are running a national clerical campaign focusing on businesses in the accountancy, book-keeping, labour-hire, employment placement and recruitment services sectors in Australia.

As part of the campaign, we have written to more than 40,000 employers and supplying them with advice available in our Clerical Industry section.

This includes information about:

  • the types of businesses covered by the Clerical modern award
  • the pay rates and classifications that apply
  • hours of work
  • rosters
  • breaks
  • leave entitlements.

After this, we will identify 1500 employers in these sectors throughout Australia and ask them to supply employment records for audit.

Employers will be selected for audit through a combination of using intelligence from various sources and some random selection.

Fair Work inspectors will check that employers are paying workers correct minimum rates of pay, penalty rates, loadings and allowances and are complying with their record-keeping and pay slip obligations. If inspectors find minor or inadvertent contraventions, our first approach is to educate the employer and assist them to voluntarily rectify the issue.

Key stakeholders, including employer groups and unions, have been briefed on the campaign and are assisting to promote the campaign to their members.

Find out more:

Back to top

Page last updated: 05 Oct 2011