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Clause 12 of the PCD states that ‘La Porchetta will conduct random audits of its franchisees to identify whether there is compliance with workplace laws.’

La Porchetta, in conjunction with HR Legal, conducted a series of audits of their franchisee sites, where rosters, payslips, payroll advice and other records were examined. The stores were randomly selected by HR Legal and no businesses were selected more than once during this process.

The self-audits examined selected franchisee’s compliance with:

  • payment of wages
  • hours worked
  • payment of weekend rates and penalties
  • leave entitlements
  • correct record-keeping
  • correct pay slips.

Issues at businesses that were not found to be fully compliant included incomplete records with regard to statutory superannuation, non-compliance with record-keeping obligations for leave entitlements, employees incorrectly classified and two employees paid below the minimum wage under the award. These matters of non-compliance were rectified by the businesses without further action required by the FWO.