The campaign revealed 45% of businesses in the Adelaide CBD and Inner Metro area were not fully compliant with their workplace obligations.
Larger businesses and members of employer associations were more compliant with their workplace relations obligations than small businesses, which often lack ready access to professional support. This demonstrates the importance of FWO’s continuing focus on providing advice and assistance to small businesses.
All businesses found to be non-compliant during this campaign will be considered for inclusion in the FWO’s ongoing National Compliance Monitoring Program; a program the FWO has developed to regularly check back on businesses that have been found to be non-compliant in campaign activities.
The FWO provides a range of free resources to educate employers on their obligations and encourages businesses to use the information, tools and resources available at www.fairwork.gov.au to ensure compliance with workplace laws. The FWO also encourages employers to contact the Fair Work Infoline and others, such as their employer association, for assistance and advice on workplace relations matters when they need more help. The Fair Work Infoline includes a dedicated Small Business Helpline to provide tailored advice to small business employers. It can be contacted on 13 13 94.
The website contains online learning modules that cover an array of topics, including a record-keeping and payslip module, which helps employers (especially small business without HR support) learn how to make, update and manage employment records for their business.
Employers involved in the campaign are provided with information about how they can keep up to date and receive personalised information about workplace law and employment issues by registering for My account and subscribing for email updates.
The FWO will continue to work with businesses across Adelaide and South Australia to encourage sustained and conscious compliance with workplace laws.