Perth mechanic fined for employment record breaches

Thursday, 25 May, 2023

Perth mechanic fined for employment record breaches

The owner of Ultra Tune Fremantle, Michael Ferguson, has been fined more than $6000 for failing to keep a daily record of employees’ start and finish times and failing to produce employment records for an industrial inspector. Lorraine Field, Executive Director of Private Sector Labour Relations, said failing to maintain the correct employment records such as daily start and finish times undermines the regulatory scheme designed to ensure employees are paid their legal entitlements.

“It is therefore essential that businesses comply with their legal obligations to keep the correct records and to produce records to industrial inspectors when requested. Industrial inspectors will continue to enforce these requirements,” Field said.

The maximum penalty for failing to keep the correct employment records and failing to provide records to an industrial inspector has increased to $13,000 for individuals and $65,000 for corporations. Information about employer obligations, including employment record templates, is available here, or can be accessed by calling Wageline on 1300 655 266.

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