Cafes focus of next round of Qld audits

9 June 2011

The Fair Work Ombudsman will visit a number of cafes around Queensland’s Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach and Cooloola Cove to ensure employers are meeting their workplace obligations.

Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says businesses selected for audit will be scrutinised to ensure they have appropriate employment records and that payslips are being issued and are in order.

“Inspectors will also monitor staff entitlements such as minimum hourly rates of pay, overtime, minimum hours of engagement and meal breaks,” he said.

“Where they find records are not adequate or identify other non-compliance issues, our inspectors will provide information and assistance to employers and ask that they voluntarily rectify any problems.”

Mr Campbell says one of the main aims of the campaign – to run throughout June and July - is to ensure employers are aware of the assistance the Fair Work Ombudsman can provide to help them understand and comply with workplace laws, including Modern Awards.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has a number of user-friendly resources on its website at www.fairwork.gov.au to assist employees and employers.

“Our aim is to build workplace relations knowledge and awareness among the community and to help employers, employees, unions and other duty-holders to be better informed through practical, helpful tools and resources,” Mr Campbell said.

Those seeking assistance or further information can also contact the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 from 8am-6pm weekdays. A free interpreter service is available on 13 14 50.

Keep up to date with the Fair Work Ombudsman and updates on Australia’s workplace relations laws through Twitter @fairwork_gov_au external-icon.png 

Media inquiries:

Cameron Jackson, Media Adviser, Media and Stakeholder Relations
0457 924 146
cameron.jackson@fwo.gov.au

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