Call 1300 565 846 or +61 2 9458 7005
Close

Get in Touch

Call 1300 565 846 or email us and we’ll get back to you the next business day

Join our mailing list to receive breaking news and webinars invites. Simply tick what interests you:



By submitting this form you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.: By submitting this form you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Employers face higher penalties from 1 July 2017

Employers face higher penalties from 1 July 2017

16 May 2017

Employers who are found by a Court or Tribunal to have breached their obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) will face higher maximum penalties from 1 July 2017 when the monetary value of one ‘Penalty Unit’ increases to $210 from the current $180.

For the purposes of breaches of the Act, this means that a maximum penalty for a body corporate will increase to $63,000 (from $54,000), while the maximum penalty for an individual will increase to $12,600 (from $10,800) - this includes any individuals who are found to have been involved in a breach for the purposes of section 550 of the Act.

This is a significant increase to the maximum penalties. Employers should also note that from 1 July 2020, this figure will be automatically indexed against the Consumer Price Index (CPI) with further indexation every 3 years thereafter. 
 
As always, if there is any issue within your business that might give rise to a claim, early intervention is the best protection. Feel free to contact us on 1300 565 846 if this raises any questions.

Back To News Stories

The content of this article is general in nature, and is intended to provide commentary only. It does not constitute advice, and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Targeted formal legal advice should be obtained prior to any action being taken in relation to a matter arising in response to the content of this article.
 

Join our mailing list to receive breaking news and webinar invites.



Please tick if you'd like to receive alerts and webinar invites on the following topics:



By submitting this form you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA) is a proud member of the Australian Business Solutions Group, which offers extensive resources to help businesses in a range of areas, including: international trade, marketing, OHS, HR,  recruitment, management consulting, education and apprenticeship. 


To understand how we protect your privacy, please refer to our Privacy Policy.