Tiling Companies Focus Of New Qld Campaign

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Media Release





    5 Nov 2010


Tiling companies focus of new Qld campaign


Gold Coast and Brisbane-based tiling companies are the latest target of

the Fair Work Ombudsman.


It will investigate up to 20 businesses following intelligence about

potential non-compliance within the industry.


Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says Fair

Work inspectors will be looking to ensure workers are being paid properly.


“We have had complaints from both employers and employees that some

workers may not be receiving their full entitlements,” he said.


“We are told many are from non-English speaking backgrounds and may

not understand their workplace rights, so it is important we ensure

employers are aware of their legal obligations to staff.”


Mr Campbell says the prime objective is to alert employers to their lawful

responsibilities.


“For example, it is important that employers realise they must keep

accurate time and wage records and issue pay slips,” he said. 


Mr Campbell urged employers unsure about their record keeping

requirements to access free documentation on the Fair Work Ombudsman

website.


Resources for small business include a number of industry specific web

pages, payslip and record-keeping templates, a self-audit checklist,

template letters and fact sheets on dozens of topics including leave,

industrial action, public holidays, enterprise bargaining, gender pay

equality and family-friendly workplaces.


As well as Online resources at www.fairwork.gov.au the Fair Work

Ombudsman has advisers available to speak with employers and workers

with questions on its Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 from 8am-6pm

weekdays.



Media inquiries: 


Ryan Pedler, 0411 430 902, ryan.pedler@fwo.gov.au

Richard Honey, 0457 924 146, richard.honey@fwo.gov.au













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