Nearly every week, news breaks of yet another employer in Australia underpaying employees. The penalties are high and the public shaming bad for business. How can employers ensure they comply with the law?
A breach of workplace laws on payments is a serious matter for businesses. Individuals can be fined up to A$126,000 and companies A$630,000 per infringement of the Fair Work Act. “Employers are starting to realise they have to proactively look at their payroll operations. There’s been a set-and-forget mentality,” says Tracy Angwin, CEO of the Australian Payroll Association.
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