Businesses that were members of an industry or employer association had a higher compliance rate than businesses that were not members. Association member businesses had a compliance rate of 73% compared with a compliance rate of 68% for non-member businesses (see Figure 3). This suggests the positive effect employer associations have on compliance rates through assisting their members to remain compliant when issues have arisen.
Figure 3: Employer association compliance rates
Larger businesses (those with 15 or more employees) also had a higher compliance rate than smaller businesses (those with less than 15 employees). The compliance rate for larger businesses was 76% compared with a compliance rate of 68% for smaller businesses (see Figure 4).
Figure 4: Business size compliance rates