The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has increasing coercive powers to assist them in their investigations of workplace practices.
In addition, directors, managers and other senior employees can be caught up in FWO investigation and prosecutions. A senior employee might become personally liable for outstanding entitlements that a business owes to other employees, as well as significant civil penalties. Recent legislation has doubled or tripled certain monetary penalties!
Both businesses and senior employees need to be properly advised as to their rights before they get involved in an FWO investigation or prosecution. Taylor & Scott’s employment team is highly experienced in defending prosecutions by government bodies like the FWO and minimising exposure for businesses and senior employees to such prosecutions.
At Taylor and Scott, we aim to provide a service which balances your workplace rights and entitlements with practical and cost-effective advice and representation.