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Simple steps to workplace compliance for franchise networks

Recently, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) announced its annual Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2021-2022, with a clear focus on supporting workplaces as they continue to battle through lockdowns and recover from the impacts of an unrelenting pandemic.

This financial year, one area of focus for the FWO is franchise networks. Can you be certain that your entire franchise network is on the right side of the FWO? In this guide, we look at ways your franchise business can ensure its compliant with Australia’s workplace laws and point out a franchisor’s responsibilities.

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Explaining what your business needs to do to comply with the law

Our team of workplace relations experts have done all the hard work for you – they’ve read the FWOs annual Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2021-2022 and written this guide, which is jam-packed with our advice and tips, to help you ensure your franchise network is meeting its legal obligations.

Dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s
It’s a fact: the onus is on a franchisor to ensure their franchise network is compliant – failure to do so may result in significant penalties and reputation damage. We’re sure this is something you’d rather avoid so it’s best to be proactive. Inside this guide, we share our complete compliance framework for franchisors which will help you to create consistency across your entire network.
Understanding your responsibilities
Did you know that franchisors can be held liable for any number of breaches to workplace laws within a network? Franchisors need to take every reasonable measure to prevent any breaches of compliance with workplace laws such as underpayment to limit risk of liability. Inside of this eBook, we share our tips and advice to help you do just that.