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The FWO is cracking down on non-compliance and underpayments

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is cracking down on non-compliance and underpayments. Last financial year the regulator recovered $123 million, which was more than three times the total of underpayment claims for the previous period.

In the last twelve months more than 60 businesses have self-reported breaches of workplace laws including underpayments totalling half a billion dollars.

Underpayments can result in prosecutions and hefty penalties against the employer and even its directors, as well as, significant reputational damage.

Automic offers an employment law and compliance “health-check” to mitigate the risk associated with underpayments. For more information please contact Victoria-Jane Otavski at Victoria.jane@automicgroup.com.au or (02) 8072 1463.