IMPORTANT NOTICE – Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) Horse Racing Industry Audit Program 2013 / 26 Feb, 2013

NOTICE FROM THE FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN (FWO)

The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has received notification from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) of an education and compliance campaign in the Horse Racing Industry that will soon commence in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the notice.

ABOUT THE HORSE RACING INDUSTRY AUDIT PROGRAM

The FWO has informed the ATA that the NSW VIC QLD Horse Racing Industry Audit Program aims to promote and assess compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws including the Fair Work Act 2009, Fair Work Regulations 2009 and applicable industrial instrument including the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010 (the Award).

AUDIT - AIMS & TIMEFRAME

Between March and May 2013, Fair Work Inspectors will assess the records of a sample number of employers (trainers) in this sector. According to the FWO the assessments will aim to identify if employers are meeting their obligations in relation to record keeping, minimum wages and penalty rates. The FWO has also advised that where non-compliance is found the aim is to work with employers to achieve compliance.

INFORMATION FROM FAIR WORK

CLICK HERE for information about employee pay slips and record keeping templates along with related fact sheets that are available from the Fair Work website.

Fair Work has a range of online resources available at www.fairwork.gov.au to assist employers and employees with their obligations and rights.

ATA members are updated with changes to the Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010 including Minimum Wages and Penalty Rates.

Members of the ATA are able to access more information from the ATA’s Website www.austrainers.com.au under the Employer Information sub-menu.

Members of the Australian Trainers’ Association requiring further assistance are welcome to contact the ATA’s Industrial Relations Manager, Wayne Lee on (03) 9372 1688 or via email ata@austrainers.com.au