The FWO commenced a compliance activity [Activity] into 33 Domino’s stores in December 2016. The Activity started after the conclusion of the second partnership and was in response to intelligence the FWO had received indicating non-compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws in Domino’s stores.
The allegations suggested systemic exploitation of vulnerable workers occurring through:
- non-payment and underpayment for time worked
- unlawful altering of time and wage records, and
- franchisees selling visa sponsorships.1
The aim of the Activity was to test the allegations and understand the nature and extent of any non-compliance found throughout the Domino’s stores to recover minimum entitlements owed to employees and, in appropriate cases, ensure businesses and persons involved in significant non-compliance were managed through the courts.
- Note: the Activity did not identify any instances of this occurring within the stores that were audited.