Compliance with modern awards

Compliance with modern awards

The Institute recently undertook a review of its payroll systems and determined that some employees had been underpaid in accordance with applicable modern awards.

On 10 October 2019, the Institute informed the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) that a number of employees had been underpaid and that, by 1 March 2020, these underpayments had been fully repaid and the situation rectified. The Institute has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the FWO and has committed to ensure ongoing compliance with Commonwealth legislation.

The Institute expresses its sincerest regrets and apologises for these underpayments and has contacted affected employees.

If you worked for the Institute during the period 1 January 2014 to 13 October 2019 and have further queries or questions relating to your employment, please contact the Institute directly through a non-confidential enquiry line on 03 9345 2804 or at employment-info@wehi.edu.au.

Alternatively, anyone can contact the FWO via www.fairwork.gov.au or on 13 13 94.