The 32 businesses that were found to be non-compliant had a total of 47 breaches. The most common breaches related to underpayment of hourly rate (37%), pay slips (24%) and record-keeping (18%).
Figure 2: Individual breach types
Reasons for the non-compliance included:
- confusion over the correct award coverage
- misinterpretation of casual and part-time provisions
- receipt of incorrect advice from third party (e.g. accountant).
Inspectors provided businesses with information and resources to assist compliance with their obligations.