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FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN AUDIT WELCOMED

September 07, 2018

 

FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN AUDIT WELCOMED

Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, said she welcomed the audits which will focus on workers’ rights and entitlements.

“Most businesses are doing the right thing in the way they employ staff. So even though it can be an inconvenience to be audited and even daunting, employers who are following the rules will have nothing to fear from the scrutiny,” she said.

“And businesses that are underpaying staff or not paying appropriate work entitlements are actually getting an unfair competitive advantage over those who are paying according to the awards.

“It’s much fairer for everyone – employers, staff and customers - if there is a level playing field,” Ms Templeman said.

“Over the years, I have had young people and their parents raise with me concerns about hourly rates and conditions their children have been offered at some workplaces in the Mountains.

“Fair Work Australia is the appropriate body to address those concerns.”

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