CQ work laws face scrutiny

INSPECTORS from the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC) will arrive in Central Queensland tomorrow to assess compliance with federal workplace laws.

They will be travelling around Gladstone and Rockhampton. ABCC Commissioner Leigh Johns said the visit, while enforcing laws, would also be a chance for businesses to obtain free face-to-face advice on their workplace obligations.

"Employers in the Rockhampton and Gladstone construction industry who are not already scheduled to meet with the ABCC should give us a call on 1800 003 338 to arrange a free visit, which will help them to ensure their job site is fair and productive," he said.

"Inspectors will check the books on a number of building sites to ensure employees are being paid correctly. They will also provide guidance on workplace laws, correct record keeping and dispute resolution procedures."

During 2011, the ABCC recovered a total of $52,500 for employees in Queensland.



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