A GRIFFITH business has been forced to backpay three employees a total of more than $1400 after it was found to have breached workplace laws.
The business was one of 269 in NSW and the ACT to be audited by Fair Work Australia as part of a blitz on specialist food and liquor businesses.
The audit – details of which were to be released today – found the Griffith business was one of 114 who had breached workplace laws.
The name of the business was not released by Fair Work Australia as it had voluntarily repaid the money owed to employees.
Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, said while it was disappointing so many breaches related to underpayments, it was good to see employers willing to fix their mistakes, backpay their employees and put processes in place to ensure compliance in the future.
“A key part of the role of the Fair Work Ombudsman is to educate and help businesses, particularly those small businesses which don’t have the benefit of in-house specialist HR staff, about how to comply with workplace laws, and that’s what we did throughout this campaign – we worked with these employers to help them get it right,” she said.