Eight businesses breach laws

WORKPLACE inspections in Kingscliff have found eight businesses in breach of 20 industrial relation laws.

The infringements were detected during check ups at 17 commercial businesses completed earlier this year as part of a state-wide campaign by NSW Industrial Relations.

Breaches related to failure to maintain appropriate general employment records and failure to display award condition in the workplace.

Other breaches included failing to provide pay slips and failure to provide sufficient detail on pay slips.

“Those who continue to ignore minimum legal standards may be prosecuted and can face fines up to $11,000 for each offence,” Industrial Relations minister John Hatzistergos said.

“The majority of businesses visited co-operated with the inspectors and welcomed the assistance that was on offer to understand their obligations.”

A total of $1124 in back pay was also recovered from two employers.

Duty MLC for Tweed Amanda Fazio said these visits ensured an equitable system for all employers and workers by maintaining fair and productive workplaces in NSW.

“The aim of the inspections is to provide employers with information and advice on pay rates, conditions of employment, leave entitlements and employment record keeping obligations,” she said.



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