June 2013 Industry Update

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Welcome to the June edition of Industry Update.

In this edition we highlight FWBC’s successful court outcome in Melbourne which resulted in the Federal Court  ordering the CFMEU and five officials to pay a combined $115,000 penalty for an industrial campaign against construction company, St Hilliers.

Also, in Melbourne, we have carried out 42 educative site visits in response to the recent Stop Work Rally. The visits came about because five head contractors notified us that some of their workers may have attended the rally during working hours and without prior permission. Code-compliant contractors are required to do this under the Building Code 2013.

Also on the Building Code 2013, please take a look at our website which features updated information for contractors which should help them become or remain Code-compliant. Take a look at our dedicated section – http://www.fwbc.gov.au/building-code.

Recently the $2m milestone for total recovery of unpaid employee wages and entitlements was hit. Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors are currently working hard on the payslip and audit campaign to ensure there is an understanding and compliance with the law on payments.

As we near the end of the financial year, another topic of relevance that we cover in this edition is the Queensland Office of State Revenue’s current focus on payroll tax compliance in the building and construction industry.

Please make the most of the new format which enables you to easily share any articles of interest via Facebook, Twitter or email.

For further information on any of the topics you have read about, to seek advice, or make a complaint please contact us.

FWBC website: www.fwbc.gov.au
FWBC Hotline: 1800 003 338
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