Media release

8 September 2010

Fair Work inspectors re-visit Adelaide Show

The Fair Work Ombudsman is re-visiting the Royal Adelaide Show to educate employers and ensure casual workers are receiving their correct entitlements.

A team of inspectors have already visited about 120 employers at the Adelaide Showgrounds to provide assistance and advice. 

Today and again tomorrow, they will check the books of up to 50 employers to ensure they are paying staff properly and complying with their record-keeping and payslip obligations.

Fair Work inspectors audited 45 employers at last year’s Royal Adelaide Show, finding that 33 of them, or 73 per cent, were compliant with workplace laws.

Of those who were non-compliant employers, six had underpaid 69 employees a total of $7937 and six had payslip and record-keeping contraventions.   

All matters were voluntarily rectified.

Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says the campaign is part of the Agency’s ongoing educational effort to assist employers understand and comply with workplace laws.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has a number of tools on its website - www.fairwork.gov.au - to assist employees and employers alike.

Employers or employees seeking assistance or further information can also contact the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 from 8am-6pm weekdays. For translations, call 13 14 50.

Media inquiries:

Ryan Pedler, Senior Adviser, Media & Stakeholder Relations
(03) 9954 2561, 0434 365 924
ryan.pedler@fwo.gov.au

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