08 February 2013FWBC audit campaign to assess 400 employers

Fair Work Building & Construction has launched a national audit campaign to ensure employees are paid correct base rates of pay, receive pay slips and that businesses are keeping appropriate employment records.

Fair Work Building & Construction Chief Executive Leigh Johns said FWBC would audit about 400 employers in the commercial building and construction industry as part of the national campaign.

“Some FWBC investigations have revealed not all employers maintain compliant records and issue pay slips to their workers,” Mr Johns said.

“As the national independent regulator of the building and construction industry, we need to ensure employers are meeting their obligations. We aim to help employers understand their responsibilities.”

FWBC will advise businesses selected for audit by telephone and letter. The letter will detail the nature of the audit and request the employer voluntarily complete and return an audit entity form to help FWBC understand the nature of the business.

FWBC may have additional questions for the employer after the audit entity form is assessed.

For more information on the audit campaign or on your rights and obligations as an employer or employee in the Australian building and construction industry, call FWBC’s hotline on 1800 003 338 or visit www.fwbc.gov.au.

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