Regulator to check Hunter shuttle bus industry

By: Jason Whittaker


The shuttle bus industry in the New South Wales Hunter Valley region is being targeted by the Fair Work Ombudsman

The shuttle bus industry in the New South Wales Hunter Valley region is being targeted by the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure workers are being paid correctly.

The regulator says it will focus on the industry for the next six weeks after a rise in complaints from employees.

Fair Work Ombudsman NSW Director, Mark Davidson, says the aim of the campaign is to ensure employers are complying with workplace laws and employees are receiving their full entitlements.

"As a first step, we will write to employers to advise them of their obligations and then we will follow up with random audits of a number of businesses," he says.

The campaign will focus on time-and-wages sheets, pay slips and other employment records.

The maximum penalty for a breach of workplace law is $33,000.

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