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Business, employees and the Fair Work Act

“Many small and medium businesses are inadvertently non-compliant with the Fair Work Act that was introduced on 1 January 2010.

Even if you are inadvertently not compliant in some way with the Modern Awards and/or the National Employment Standards when audited by the Fair Work Ombudsman, breaches of the legislation can cost your business real money with fines of up to $33,000 per event plus repayment of any identified wages and/or conditions of employment.

Audits by the Fair Work Ombudsman across three industry sectors who are part of the audit program during 2012 in Queensland found an average of 10.3% of businesses non-compliant and recovered $305,015 wages for 555 employees from 615 businesses.
You can take a number of actions that will ensure your business is compliant and save you money – but first you need to know what they are!”

If you would like to find out……. go to

Akyra Strategy & Development will work with you to determine the best way to mitigate the risk and protect your business – eg:
· review your employment agreements against the Fair Work Act
· assess your HR policies against a checklist of those required by legislation
· provide a written report with recommendations and suggested implementation plan

Margaret Goody, Employee Relations Specialist