In this webinar, NRA Legal’s Legal Practice Director Lindsay Carroll will address the ins-and-outs of responding to regulators who raise wage compliance issues (such as the Fair Work Ombudsman), or safety issues (such as state-based safety regulators). In either case, businesses should be prepared to respond quickly to the relevant regulator.
Recently, the Fair Work Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has significantly increased its use of its enforcement powers under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). The introduction of the Wage Inspectorate in Victoria and criminal penalties within state jurisdictions for ‘wage theft’ have led to an increased risk environment for employers navigating the complexities of the modern award system. Similarly, we are seeing increased scrutiny from safety regulators over a range of issues, including targeted action in response to Covid-19 breaches of safety legislation.
To assist our members with understanding their legal obligations when responding to a regulator, we will unpack regulators’ legislative powers, discuss your rights and obligations and take you through our practical tips for dealing with regulators. We will be answering some of your key questions, such as:
- Do I have to talk to the regulator?
- Do I have to produce documents to the regulator?
- What happens if I disagree with the regulator’s view?
- Do I have to allow the regulator on to my premises?
Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your expertise, and arm your business with practical know-how, just as regulators are becoming more and more active.