FWO to target medical practices in compliance campaign

17 Dec 2015

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has announced that it will be targeting medical practices as part of a national FWO compliance campaign.

According to the FWO, inspectors will check up to 600 employers over the coming months to ensure their businesses are paying the correct minimum hourly rates, penalty rates, allowances and loadings and providing appropriate meal breaks. Compliance with record-keeping and pay-slip obligations will also be monitored.

For medical practices, the FWO will focus on employees covered by the Health Professionals and Support Services Award such as medical receptionists.

AMA members who are unsure of their obligations to employees under the above award or about record keeping requirements can get help and advice through their local state/territory AMA, with the relevant contact details available from here.

State/territory AMAs are also available to assist and support those members who are targeted as part of the audit process, with members advised to contact their local AMA as soon as they are approached by the FWO.