The 273 (31%) non-compliant businesses had a total of 390 individual errors across 25 different error types, as detailed in Figure 2. Over a third of non-compliant businesses had errors related to pay slips, whilst base wage rate errors accounted for 31% and penalty rate errors accounted for 16%. Fair Work Inspectors found that often the pay slip errors related to having no superannuation details or employer ABN details. All content required to be contained on employee pay slips is defined in the Regulations, and having complete content is necessary and required by law.
Figure 2: Contravention breakdown
When further assessing specific non-compliance, other identified issues included:
- Record-keeping (7%)
- Overtime (2%)
- Other loadings or allowances (2%)