Hospitality businesses have faced a significantly higher level of scrutiny over recent weeks with a number of media reports alleging high-profile operators failed to pay their staff correctly. These reports have focused on claims that employers have either failed to pay their staff at the correct Award rate, neglected to pay workers’ superannuation entitlements, and engaged in illegal cash-in-hand payments.
These instances again highlight the important educative role of the Association in ensuring that hospitality employers are aware of and abide by their various workplace obligations and responsibilities to their staff. R&CA has written to the Fair Work Ombudsman emphasising its commitment to pursuing the highest possible standards of compliance across the industry and establishing a level playing field for the benefit of both employers and the employees.
In order to assist with achieving this outcome, the Association continues to offer its workplace relations advisory service, helping members in their interpretation and application of the Fair Work Act. The Association’s workplace advisory team can be contacted at 1300 722 878 or
firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Juliana Payne, CEO
Restaurant & Catering Australia