Navigating the complex web of employer obligations in relation to wages, payroll and other employee entitlements can be difficult and time consuming. Mistakes can be costly – not only financially, but also for your business’ reputation. Our suite of auditing services will provide you with the peace of mind that your employees are being paid correctly and you are not at risk of expensive ‘wage theft’ litigation. With a trusted payroll system, you can focus on building your reputation as an employer of choice to attract and retain the best team possible.

Ai Group Workplace Lawyers provide workplace compliance advice and auditing services, to give advice to businesses on:

  • Which modern awards apply to the business;
  • Whether the business is compliant with the provisions of relevant awards;
  • Whether the business is complying with any enterprise agreements which apply;
  • Whether the business is compliant with pay record and pay slip requirements in the Fair Work Act 2009 and the Fair Work Regulations 2009;
  • Whether employees have been underpaid as a result of non-compliance, and if so, how to rectify the underpayment;
  • Whether the business’ arrangements comply with the Code of Practice for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016;
  • Responding to the Fair Work Ombudsman in relation to investigations and enforceable undertakings;
  • Responding the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) investigations and audits in relation to employee entitlements and Code compliance;
  • Responding to the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation and section 52A notices; and
  • Responding to Notices to Produce from the Courts and the Fair Work Commission.

Our services include:

  • Auditing wages paid to employees to identify possible underpayment of wages
  • Auditing payroll ‘rules’ (e.g. the settings that sit behind a payroll system), to identify systemic issues with the application of employee entitlements in the payroll system and therefore the payment of wages
  • Analysing individual employee roles and identifying the relevant industrial instrument (modern award or enterprise agreement) that governs the employee’s entitlements, as well as the appropriate classification for the employee within that industrial instrument
  • Calculation of appropriate minimum rates of pay/salaries to meet minimum employee entitlements
  • Advice, including legal advice, on how to rectify compliance issues (i.e. underpayments)
  • Representing you in wage underpayment claims
  • Assistance, including representing you, in Fair Work Ombudsman investigations and prosecutions

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