Fair work system — Reasonable steps to promote compliance essential for franchisors to avoid liability and brand damage
30 JUNE 2018

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has released a guide to promoting workplace compliance in franchise networks.

The guide provides advice about how franchisors can work with their franchisees to:

  • set expectations;
  • educate and train;
  • monitor compliance; and
  • take further action.

Specifically, the guide includes:

  • information about the new laws that apply to franchisors;
  • practical steps franchisors can take to promote workplace compliance in their networks, including tips from leading businesses;
  • real life case studies to illustrate best practice approaches to compliance with workplace laws;
  • a checklist that businesses can use to assess and benchmark their current practices; and
  • advice about where franchisors can access more information.

The guide was launched by the FWO Natalie James at a speech to the Franchise Advisory Centre’s Franchise Management Forum, in which Ms James also emphasised the steps a franchisor can take to prevent workplace issues and avoid liability.

To get help with a similar issue, please call our office on (07) 3807 3807 or gethelp@workersfirst.com.au

Read more on the Fair Work Ombudsman website. Sourced: Fair Work Ombudsman (30 June 2018).