March 2015

Are you treating your foreign workers fairly?

There has been a lot in the news lately about organisations being investigated by the Fair Work Ombudsman for the unfair treatment of foreign workers.  Between 2012 and 214 there was a 400% increase in substantiated complaints from foreign workers with the Fair Work Ombudsman  recovering $345,00 last year.  It is important to understand that foreign workers receive the same protection under the Fair Work Act as domestic workers.  That means that they must receive all pay entitlements stated in their Industrial Award or Enterprise Agreement as well as the general protections provided by the