As reported in the news today, a former 7-Eleven franchisee has been fined $168,000 for underpaying eight staff members a combined $19,937.
Jim Chien-Ching Chang paid his staff as little as $13ph and made false entries into the payroll system to cover it up. He thought he could get away with it but after a lengthy investigation, he was hit with the massive fine.
Situations like these prove once again how critical it is to your business to have a system in place that manages your payroll, tax, superannuation and insurances in one spot, to avoid nightmares like this occurring.
We believe in a compliant arrangement that benefits everyone in the contracting journey and as you would expect, The Fair Work Ombudsman take these cases very seriously.
Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James made it very clear that “Businesses should be in no doubt that lawful obligations to pay minimum wage rates, keep appropriate employment records and issue pay slips apply to all employers in Australia and they are not negotiable.”
Don’t get caught out – talk to an expert and find out exactly what you need to do to cover yourself and your employees. Call Certica now on 1300 301 401 to find out how we can help.