Only About Children (OAC) recently undertook a review of its payroll systems and processes and determined that it contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by failing to pay some of its part-time and casual employees overtime in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Children’s Services Award 2010 and the Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010.
On 12 December 2019, OAC formally admitted to the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) that contraventions of these Awards had occurred and consequently a number of employees had been underpaid. OAC has actively taken steps to remedy these contraventions and has been communicating with those employees affected.
OAC expresses its sincerest regrets and apologises for these contraventions.
OAC has now entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the FWO to ensure its ongoing compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws.
OAC has undertaken to perform a number of activities to ensure its ongoing compliance such as conducting two independent audits and formally apologising to individual employees.
If you worked for OAC during the period of 1 July 2013 to 26 August 2019 and have queries or questions relating to your employment, please contact either:
- the hotline being operated by independent third party Your Call on 1800 519 518. This hotline can be contacted on a confidential basis or at [email protected]; or
- OAC directly through its non-confidential enquiry line on [email protected].
Alternatively, anyone can contact the FWO via www.fairwork.gov.au or on 13 13 94.