Horticulture Industry Update

The Fair Work Ombudsman has been monitoring workplace compliance in the horticulture industry. The release of the Harvest Trail Inquiry in 2018 reported widespread non-compliance in the sector particularly regarding underpayment. The Fair Work Ombudsman has been working with key stakeholders including major employers, unions, and grower bodies to build a culture of compliance in the horticulture industry.

Inspectors have been assessing the compliance of businesses in the sector, recording improvement in businesses that were found to be non-compliant during the inquiry and an improvement in the number of piece-rate agreements signed by workers.

Fair work inspectors issued compliance notices to 22 business who remained non-compliant recovering $64,134 for 279 employees. The inquiry has been prioritising breaches in wages and record keeping.

Are your pay rates industry compliant? If you need assistance determining correct pay rates for permanent or seasonal workers contact ProcessWorx on (08) 9316 9896 or enquiries@processworx.com.au

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