The new Fair Work Amendment.
The Government’s response to 7 Eleven’s systemic wage fraud in Australia has been given the green light by the Senate. The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017, promises to introduce new liabilities for franchisors before the end of the year. And, along with the new laws come much stiffer penalties.
This new bill proposes that franchisors and holding companies will be made responsible for breaches of certain workplace laws by their franchisees or subsidiaries.