Make it a New Year resolution to check your payroll is in order.
Jan 21, 2020
In 2019, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) audited popular food precincts in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. 75% of food venues audited were not compliant with workplace laws. The most common issues related to:
- underpayment of minimum hourly rates
- not providing payslips in the prescribed form
- underpayment or non-payment of weekend penalty rates.
With the new year rolling over it’s a good time for you to review your payroll to make sure you’re meeting your employer obligations. The FWO has made it easy with a host of free tools you can use!
FWO’s FREE tools for business
Are you running a business in the fast food, restaurant or café industry? You can use the interactive tools to manage pay, hours of work, allowances, leave and termination under the:
The Small Business Showcase
The Small Business Showcase has everything your business needs. This includes the:
- Pay and Conditions Tool - to work out how much to pay your staff
- notice and redundancy calculator
- online courses - on managing or hiring employees
- templates - for record-keeping and pay slips.
Other useful tools and resources
- Check out the FWO’s Best practice guides for small businesses or Employer's guide to employing young workers
- Complete the Workplace basics quiz to check your knowledge of the Fair Work Act
- Use the FWO’s Tools and calculators to work out base pay, penalty rates, overtime and other payments you should be making to employees.
- Don’t reinvent the wheel - make life easy for yourself and use the FWO’s templates. On the FWO’s website you will find downloadable template letters of engagement, payslips, time and wage records, and many more.
How to Contact the FWO
- call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94
- sign up for My Account for help and information tailored to you.