The campaign found that 69% of businesses in the region were fully compliant with their workplace obligations. 83% of businesses were paying their employees correctly, and 79% of businesses were compliant with their record-keeping and pay slip obligations.
Larger businesses and members of industry or employer associations were found to be 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, particularly in locations such as Southern ACT where the proportion of small businesses is high.
The results of this campaign will inform future education and audit activities, which may include businesses from the region. All businesses found to be non-compliant during this campaign will be considered for inclusion in the FWO’s ongoing National Compliance Monitoring Campaign.
The FWO will continue to work with businesses across the region to encourage sustained, conscious compliance with workplace laws, providing information, tools and resources designed to make compliance easier.